Only a short time into training camp and injures continue to be a concern as the star defensive end, Myles Garrett, once again misses practice.
The Cleveland Browns are full force into training camp with the first rounds of a full scrimmage taking place yesterday. The weather wasn’t ideal and as expected the defense dominated the session. A few dropped passes and busted routes plagued the offense similarly to the 2019 season.
No reason to have major concerns yet, as the offense will likely take a few weeks to really start to gel. One thing that is starting to be more and more of a concern is the lingering hamstring issue star defensive end Myles Garrett is nursing right now.
It is tough to tell if this is a serious injury, or if Garrett is just being overly cautious before the season starts, but the 25-year-old did not practice once again on Tuesday, the second straight day of padded practice he has not been on the field.
Garrett is a dominant player in the league, and truthfully probably doesn’t need much time to prepare himself for the season. However, with a new head coach and defensive coordinator, any repetition the full starting squad can get together would be beneficial.
With no preseason, there is a chance Garrett’s next time on the practice field won’t be until the week before the regular season starts.
Hamstrings can be tricky and lingering, and all Browns fans can instantly turn the page to last season when both starting corners Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams missed multiple games from the same issue. These soft tissue injuries can easily happen at the beginning of a season and far too often linger through a portion of the season.
Garrett is an extremely hard worker and you can bet he will do everything in his power to return to full health, Until he misses game time, let’s just hope the team is being overly cautious protecting their star player. With the recent loss of Andrew Billing because of the COVID-19 opt-out option, the Browns can’t afford to lose anyone else.