Ike Taylor undergoes thumb surgery

Updated: August 16, 2011, 2:47 PM ET
Associated Press

LATROBE, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair his broken left thumb.

Taylor injured the thumb in the first quarter of Pittsburgh's 16-7 loss to the Washington Redskins in the preseason opener last Friday. He had a pin inserted into the hand during Tuesday's procedure, but felt well enough to join his teammates for lunch.

Taylor anticipates returning before the Steelers open the regular season at Baltimore on Sept. 11.

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