It was all fun and games until Myles Garrett dislocated his toe
Cleveland Browns All-Pro edge rusher Myles Garrett suffered a dislocated toe at the Pro Bowl Games on Sunday. What could the injury mean for Garrett’s offseason?
Go to the Pro Bowl they said. It will be fun they said. Well, it was all fun and games until Myles Garrett dislocated his toe at Sunday’s Pro Bowl Games.
The NFL decided to move away from their traditional Pro Bowl format this season and opted to replace their usual half-hearted all-star game with a series of skills events.
One of contests held on Sunday was the ‘gridiron gauntlet’, in which Garrett competed. Imagine an obstacle course combined with a relay race and you would have the general idea behind the ‘gridiron gauntlet’.
Garrett finished his leg of the relay and then began noticeably limping. It was later reported that he suffered a dislocated toe during the gauntlet. X-rays came back negative according to NFL Network insider, Tom Pelissero.
What does Myles Garrett injury mean for 2023?
But what does the injured Phalanx mean for the Browns’ All-Pro edge rusher? Well, not all dislocated toes are created equal and there are varying degrees of severity when it comes to dislocations. The outcomes range from tape and popsicle sticks all the way to surgery.
More than likely, Garrett suffered a run of the mill toe dislocation and will be fine after stabilizing the joint and a healthy dose of rest and relaxation. But the second part of that last sentence is the key. Garrett will need to stay off his injured foot and allow the toe to properly heal or he will risk the real possibility of a re-occurring dislocation.
Now that it has happened once, it is more likely to happen again. Which is not optimal news for an athlete who puts as much torque and unexplainable bend on his lower body as Garrett does hundreds of times per season.
It should also be noted that Garrett needed a full offseason of recovery after playing the 2022 season dealing with substantial self-sustained injuries from his single car accident back in late September. For someone that trains as hard as Garrett does in the offseason, sitting on his rear end with his feet elevated for the next four to six weeks could seem like torture. So, if you have any good Netflix suggestions send them Garrett’s way.