Racine Raiders running back J.R. Taylor will be out at least six weeks following successful surgery to repair a broken fibula and dislocated ankle suffered in the Raiders' 55-21 victory over the Dubuque Bruisers last Saturday. Taylor had a plate and four screws inserted into his leg.
"I am hoping I can get back for the playoffs," said Taylor. "I have commited to this team and now will be a cheerleader from the sideline."
Taylor, who spent time with the Green Bay Packers, was injured one minute into the third quarter. Taylor took the handoff and rushed over right guard where he was met by two Bruiser defenders who tackled him.
Taylor has rushed 23 times for 149 yards, a 6.5-yard average, and five touchdowns in three games this season. He was an All-American at Eastern Illinois University, playing all four years with Burlington native and Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Tony Romo.