The Cleveland Browns can’t catch a break. What else is new?
Defensive end Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, has a high ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in “a couple” weeks, the team announced Thursday. Garrett’s injury doesn’t sound season-threatening, but he is expected to miss at least a month of action.
Garrett suffered the injury at Wednesday’s practice, just days before he was set to make his highly anticipated NFL debut Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Texas A&M product had a strong preseason and was projected to make an immediate impact on Cleveland’s defense.
Browns fans, as you might imagine, didn’t take the news too well — and neither did the team’s own Twitter account.
Cleveland already was a 9-point home underdog for its season opener against the Steelers, and news of Garrett’s injury certainly won’t help the Browns’ cause.
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