Cleveland Brown's Myles Garrett injured in car crash
Star defensive end Myles Garrett was involved in a single-car crash following the Cleveland Browns’ Monday practice according to a report by WEWS reporter Camryn Justice. Though early indications are that the injuries he sustained were not life-threatening, Garrett was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
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Below is the tweet that broke the news, which was posted at 5 P.M., almost an hour after the reported accident:
According to Justice, Garrett’s car ran off the side of the road, flipping multiple times. The extent of the injuries sustained by Garrett in the crash are unclear, though Justice reported that they were considered minor.
Garrett, who is among the NFL’s brightest young defensive talents, had recently departed from Cleveland’s Monday practice session when the incident occurred. The circumstances surrounding the crash are, to this point, unclear, though details are likely forthcoming.
This scary situation is an ominous way for the Browns to start their week of preparation ahead of their tilt against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Garrett’s status for the game is unknown at this juncture, though from the preliminary reports, it seems unlikely that he would be able to participate.
Garrett has been the heart and soul of Cleveland’s defense since he was drafted with the first-overall pick in the 2017 draft. His presence has helped rejuvenate the Browns’ franchise as a whole, and his potential absence in the team’s schedule moving forward will be a major cause for concern.
For now, though, the league will wait for news about his crash on Monday, and fans will hope for a speedy recovery by the young defensive end.