Taylor, Springs expected to miss Redskins' game vs. Steelers
Taylor had a minor procedure done on his injured left calf Monday. Coach Jim Zorn said Taylor has a skin infection -- not a staph infection -- that is being treated with antibiotics.
Taylor was kicked in the calf during Washington's victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sept. 21. Blood pooled in the leg overnight, and Taylor had an emergency operation the next morning. He missed two games and then played in each of the past three.
After next Monday night's game against Pittsburgh, Washington will have its bye week.
"We're going to give him a rest. He's likely not to play in this football game coming up, and then hopefully the bye will help," Zorn said. "He's not going to do anything for the next three days. He's going to do zero."
Springs, meanwhile, will sit out a third consecutive game with a strained left calf.
"We're going to hold him out," Zorn said.
Otherwise, Zorn said the injury news was positive a day after Washington improved to 6-2 by beating the Detroit Lions 25-17.
Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press
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