The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that first-round DE Myles Garrett suffered a high-ankle sprain in Wednesday’s practice.
This injury can cost players over a month to recover, so this is clearly disappointing news for the Browns and Garrett.
Garrett was engaged with another player during a team drill when someone fell on the side of his lower right leg.
A team source tells Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the Browns are worried the ankle injury sustained by first-round DE Myles Garrett could “sideline him for weeks.”
Garrett left Wednesday’s practice early after he sustained a right ankle injury and did not return.
Browns HC Hue Jackson later told reporters that they plan to monitor him in the coming days before making any determination.
However, it sounds like the injury could be worse than Jackson is letting on.
Garrett previously missed some time with a lateral foot sprain.
Garrett, 21, was taken with the No. 1 overall pick by the Browns. Throughout the draft process, Garrett was widely considered to be the consensus top prospect in this year’s class, and while there were was buzz in the days leading up to the draft that Mitch Trubisky could be selected No. 1 overall, the Browns went with the pass rusher.
Garrett received a four-year rookie contract worth $30,408,550 to go along with a signing bonus of $20,255,308. The contract includes a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2020.
During his three-year college career, Garrett has recorded 140 tackles, 31 sacks, an interception, five pass defenses, a fumble recovery and seven forced fumbles.
We’ll have more regarding Garrett as the news is available.