Myles Garrett at Cleveland Browns practice for first time since injuring shoulder, biceps in crash
BEREA, Ohio — Myles Garrett returned to training Wednesday for the first time since his Sept. 26 car accident.
The Cleveland Browns’ star pass rusher sat out Sunday’s 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons after suffering left shoulder and right bicep injuries in the accident.
“He’s a big part of what we do so well that we have him back out there,” said coach Kevin Stefanski.
Stefanski said the team will see how much Garrett can do in practice, “then get a good feel for where he is.” But returning to practice may put Garrett on track to return for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Garrett suffered a left shoulder sprain and a right bicep strain, as well as cuts and bruises after his vehicle went off the curb and overturned. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported over the weekend that Garrett’s shoulder injury is likely to handicap him for the next two to four weeks.
Garrett was served a subpoena for “failure to control his motor vehicle.” According to the accident report, Garrett was driving 65 miles per hour on a 45-mph speed limit road. The Ohio State Highway Patrol called this “unsafe speed for the type of road” he was on, which contributed to the accident. Garrett was discharged from a hospital in Akron, Ohio, the same day of the crash, later that night.
Garrett didn’t make the trip to Atlanta with the team.
Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, meanwhile, missed his second straight game in Atlanta with a sprained ankle. Clowney did not train on Wednesday. Stefanski said he doesn’t know when Clowney will be able to return to training but said he hopes it could be later this week.
Garrett and Clowney have combined 4.5 of Cleveland’s eight sacks this season.
“I think they both have two different progressions and we’re going to treat them that way,” said Stefanski. “See how Myles looks today and then just wait and see with Jadeveon.”
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34732998/myles-garrett-returns-cleveland-browns-practice-first-crashing-car Myles Garrett at Cleveland Browns practice for first time since injuring shoulder, biceps in crash