Myles Garrett escaped this scary crash with no broken bones, but suffered multiple injuries that put his game status in doubt. (3News)
Browns confirm Myles Garrett’s injuries, but don’t rule him out of Sunday’s game
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Editor's note: Tony Grossi is an analyst on the Cleveland Browns for TheLandOnDemand.com and 850 ESPN Cleveland. He has covered the Browns since 1984.
The Browns have not ruled out franchise pass rusher Myles Garrett from Sunday’s game in Atlanta despite multiple injuries suffered in a one-car accident on Monday.
Garrett’s Porsche rolled over several times after he swayed to avoid an animal on State Road in Wadsworth on Monday afternoon. Despite totaling the car, Garrett avoided broken bones and major injuries. He was released from a local hospital on Monday night.
Garrett received further evaluation on Tuesday at UH Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood.
The physical toll from the accident included a shoulder sprain, biceps strain, minor lacerations and various bumps and bruises.
General Manager Andrew Berry issued the following statement Tuesday evening:
“First – and most importantly – we are thankful that Myles, his passenger and no other parties were seriously injured in the single-car accident yesterday. After medical evaluation today, our team doctors at University Hospitals have concluded that Myles has sustained a shoulder sprain, biceps strain, minor lacerations as well as some bumps and bruises to various other body parts. Myles didn’t suffer any fractures and has also cleared concussion protocol. Currently, our focus is on providing Myles the medical care needed for him to return to football activity. Although we hope to have him back soon, his availability for Sunday’s game in Atlanta will be evaluated by team doctors throughout the week.”
The Browns were depleted on their defensive line prior to Garrett’s car accident. Left end Jadeveon Clowney missed the Steelers game with an ankle injury and did not practice on Monday. Defensive tackle Taven Bryan left the Steelers’ game with a hamstring injury and also did not practice.
The Browns’ healthy defensive ends are Isaac Rochell and rookies Alex Wright and Isaiah Thomas.
On Tuesday, they re-signed end Curtis Weaver to their practice squad.