Jason Taylor, Shawn Springs Likely To Miss Steelers Game

Taylor had minor procedure on calf

Defensive end Jason Taylor and cornerback Shawn Springs are expected to miss the Washington Redskins' game next week against the Pittsburgh 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.

"There is swelling, and the problem with it is that there is so much swelling that makes it hard to close the wound," Zorn said. "We are going to give him a rest -- it is likely that he won’t play in this football game. Hopefully the bye week will help. He’s not going to do anything for the next three days. We are going to try and eliminate any kind of swelling and keep his conditioning up."

Springs, meanwhile, will sit out a third consecutive game with a strained left calf.

Otherwise, Zorn said the injury news was positive a day after Washington improved to 6-2 by beating the Detroit Lions 25-17.

Receiver Santana Moss has swelling in a slightly strained hamstring, and Clinton Portis -- the NFL's leading rusher -- has a sore ankle, but Zorn thinks both will face Pittsburgh.

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