Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns Diagnosed with a High Ankle Sprain Injury

Cleveland Browns revealed that their rookie defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a high ankle sprain and will be out for weeks.

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Cleveland Browns have announced on their official site that the rookie defensive end Myles Garrett suffered an injury in Wednesday’s practice. Garrett wasn’t able to finish the practice after the injury occurred. “He didn’t finish today so we will see where we are” – said Browns coach Hue Jackson. The news was also confirmed on the Cleveland Browns official Twitter profile. The team didn’t reveal how the injury happened.

After evaluating Garrett’s injury, Browns gave an update on Thursday morning. It has been revealed that Myles Garrett has “been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain” and that his status will be “updated in a couple weeks“. According to sources of Cleveland.com, the injury could be more serious and Garrett could be out for 4 weeks or even more. The injury is just another setback for the Browns, who hoped they could have a turn of fortune after a disastrous last season, which ended with 1-15 record.

This isn’t the first time that Myles Garrett had a problem with an injury after he became a member of the Cleveland Browns. His left ankle suffered a lateral sprain during the spring minicamp, but Jackson believes the two injuries are not related. In his freshman year in college, Garrett suffered torn ligaments in his hand, forcing him to a surgery. Garrett’s junior year in college was also limited by injuries since he suffered left leg high-ankle sprain. During his three-year college career, he had 141 tackles, 31.0 sacks and 1 interception in 34 games he played.

After finishing his junior year at Texas A&M University, Garret declared for 2017 NFL Draft, being projected as a first overall pick by the majority of analysts and scouts. Cleveland Browns ended picking Myles Garrett as the first overall pick in the draft and signed him on a $30.41 million, four-year deal with fifth-year team option included.