Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor said Tuesday on Trib Live Radio that he is back on the field training down at the Wide World of Sports complex with renowned trainer Tom Shaw.
Taylor, who fractured his right ankle early in Week 11 game against the Baltimore Ravens this past season, said that he is a full go now as of Monday and that he is running up and down the hill, doing field work, and running in the sand pit.
“It\’s hard for me just to sit down,” said Taylor. “I understand this game. You can only play for so long, so they might ask you to take a rest, or take weeks off, or you might want to take a month off, but it\’s not in my blood to do that. So, I can\’t do that.”
Taylor unfortunately had his 135 consecutive game streak snapped thanks to the ankle injury, but his work ethic during the offseason should assure that he once again shows up in tip-top shape for training camp. Taylor swears by Shaw, who he has trained with for several years during the offseason.
You can hear the entire episode of the Ike Taylor Show below or listen to it on iTunes here.[audio:http://filesource.abacast.com/tribtotal/205-IKE.mp3]