Browns All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a left shoulder injury in Cleveland’s 29-12 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Mile High. The significance of the injury is just day-to-day, according to head coach Kevin Stefanski, and scans did not show any structural damage. But Garrett said he felt a pop in his left shoulder during the game. It is unknown specifically how long Garrett will miss other than that brief update.
According to Jake Trotter of ESPN, Garrett’s left arm was in a sling. He had trouble getting his shirt on before the sling. Garrett will continue to get treatment in Los Angeles. The Browns face the Los Angeles Rams at 4:25 p.m. next Sunday in Los Angeles. They will spend the week in Los Angeles, practicing at UCLA.
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“I mean, we’ll see,” Myles Garrett said of his ability to play, via Scott Petrak of BrownsZone.com. “At the end of the day, I’ve played through things that should’ve sidelined me before. And I’m going to continue to fight, and do what’s best for the team and for myself. But we have high hopes for this season, what we can do. And nothing like this is going to hold us back or me back.”
Garrett returned to the game in the fourth quarter despite hearing a pop in his left shoulder.
“I am not going to come out, unless it’s fallen. It’s already fallen off,” Garrett said of his left shoulder injury, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “I want to win just as much as the rest of these guys want to win. I see the determination in their face every time we go out there, and I’m not here to let them down. I’m going to give them every ounce of effort I got. I don’t care how I’m feeling.”
If Garrett’s injury causes him to miss time, it would obviously throw a wrench in the Browns’ playoff hopes. They’re currently the sixth seed in the AFC playoff race. It would also hamper Garrett’s odds for NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Garrett, who ranks second in sacks (13) this year, behind just T.J. Watt’s 13.5, is in a four-way race for DPOY with Watt, Micah Parsons and DaRon Bland.