Browns rookie pass rusher Myles Garrett will miss the start of the season with a high ankle sprain.
The timetable for this injury is generally 4-6 weeks, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport.
The injury occurred in practice Wednesday in what is being described by many as a “freak accident”. Browns coach Hue Jackson later told reporters, “Somebody got thrown into the back of his leg.”
After a great preseason, Garrett will now be on the Browns bench for the first handful of games in the 2017 season.
Myles Garrett has lived up to the hype so far pic.twitter.com/yXkG3HRVPV
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 31, 2017
Garrett has outperformed all other 1st round edge rushers, according to Pro Football Focus. Garrett was easily the most athletic defender on the Cleveland defensive line, and the Browns defense will suffer in his absence.
High ankle sprains are nothing new to Garrett; in his final year at Texas A&M he dealt with one. Just a few months ago (June), Garrett suffered a foot injury that kept him off the practice field.
The Browns have since signed defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes. Holmes was a 6th round pick by Jacksonville in the 2016 draft and didn’t make the final cut for the Jaguars roster this year. In his tenure with the Jaguars, he logged five tackles and one sack.
Watch the full Hue Jackson press conference here:
Hue Jackson at the podium https://t.co/WQKJuIr1uG
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 7, 2017
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