The Cleveland Browns received a scare on Wednesday when No. 1 overall selection Myles Garrett went down with an undisclosed foot injury.
The Cleveland Browns, just one day away from heading into the six-week summer break, received a scare on Wednesday at defensive lineman Myles Garrett was forced to leave practice with an undisclosed foot injury.
The injury is reportedly to Garrett’s left foot, the same side that plagued him as a senior as he played through a high-ankle sprain, according to cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot:
"Just minutes before thunder crackled in the dark sky, No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett fell to his knees with his head on the ground after a would-be sack of Brock Osweiler in a two-minute drill and immediately clutched his left foot. In obvious pain, Garrett remained down a few moments before coach Hue Jackson and a trainer pulled him up."
Garrett was able to walk off the field under his own power, but his limp was noticeable, according to NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala:
Being able to walk off the field, rather than needing the assistance of a cart, is potentially a good sign, according to head coach Hue Jackson. Details of the extent of Garrett’s injury have not been released yet, but Jackson is “hopeful” that he will be OK, according to clevelandbrowns.com:
"“Obviously, I don’t want to see any of our players kicked, hurt, any of that. Hopefully things will be fine, we don’t want to lose any player, especially not one of our really good players. Hopefully things will be OK. I think they will be. I don’t know that for sure, but we’ll find out as I go inside.”"
Garrett has already been on and off the field through Organized Team Activities with an ailment that the Browns would not reveal, so the fact that he was not able to make it through more than two days of light practice without hurting himself is mildly troubling.
There were plenty of questions about Garrett’s durability prior to the NFL Draft after a senior season at Texas A&M that was limited by his ankle injury. Rather than sitting out and protecting his draft stock, Garrett played through the injury to post 8.5 sacks. Once the evaluation season kicked in, he quickly rose up draft boards to become the No. 1 overall selection.
With nothing to play for during Thursday’s final day of veteran minicamp, and a lengthy holiday on tap, it would be extremely surprising if Garrett practices on Thursday.
And while there is no indication that the latest injury is anything serious, it would probably be a good idea for Browns fans to prepare themselves for more days like today when it comes to Garrett.