While the severity and details of his injury are unknown, Myles Garrett was clearly in pain on the field and hobbled for the remainder of Wednesday’s practice.
Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reported the event, saying Garrett came down limping after “sacking” quarterback Brock Osweiler during a full team two-minute drill.
#Browns Garrett having left foot or ankle examined on sidelines. Had been limited with sore foot— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 14, 2017
It’s important to note Cabot’s distinction, she was not confirming it was the same foot he had been nursing, or even a foot injury at all. But he had been reportedly missing organized team activities with a sore foot throughout the last month or so.
The draft’s No. 1 overall pick did not return to practice for the remainder of the session, per Cabot.
#Browns Garrett still limping some as team moves into field house after lightning alarm sounds— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 14, 2017
Although it’s believed he injured his left foot, we’ve yet to confirm which foot he was hampered by previously. We do know it was Garrett’s left ankle that nagged at him throughout his final season at Texas A&M, effectively limiting him to just eight-and-a-half sacks.
We should find out more about the extent and nature of the injury after team medical staff are able to evaluate him. And Wednesday’s practice is also probably the last we have seen of him for now. Garrett will likely miss Thursday’s session and should spend the six weeks recuperating until the team’s training camp kicks off in late July.
It’s worth noting he was hurt without contact on the play.
There still doesn’t seem to be any reason for panic regarding Garrett’s durability. But that could change quickly once contact drills and live game action are incorporated into practices.
Is it concerning he has been limited during workout sessions? Maybe, but the Browns will manage his workload and recovery so he’ll be ready to play when necessary. The last thing they should do is rush him into contact situations if he’s not fully recovered.