The Cleveland Browns just can’t get rid of the injury bug. Browns’ star defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday’s 29-17 loss to the Denver Broncos and was unable to finish the game.
Speaking with reporters after the game, Garrett said that he felt something “pop” in his shoulder. He is slated for an MRI test but is positive about being able to play.
“I’ve played through things that should have sidelined me before,” Garrett said. “I’m gonna continue to fight and gonna do what’s best for the team and for myself. We have high hopes for this season and what we’re gonna do. Nothing like this is gonna hold us back or me back.”
Garrett is currently considered a front-runner for the Defensive Player of the Year award. Through 11 games, he has 13.0 sacks, 23 QB hits, four forced fumbles and 32 tackles.
The Browns managed to survive several injuries to their key players in 2023, including losing star running back Nick Chubb and starting quarterback Deshaun Watson. A major reason for that was their exceptional defense led by Garrett. Losing him would be a devastating blow and would likely diminish their chances of making the playoffs.
The Browns were on a three-game winning streak before losing to the Broncos. They are currently sitting in third place in the AFC North with a 7-4 record.