BEREA, Ohio — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has stayed home to rest and recover from injuries sustained in a car accident, but his status for Sunday’s game in Atlanta remains uncertain. .
Garrett did not show up at the team’s practice site on Wednesday, two days after his Porsche rolled over in a traffic accident not involving any other vehicle, on a rural road near his residence. He escaped with injuries to a shoulder and a bicep, with cuts and bruises.
Garrett was hospitalized for a few hours and footage captured by a sheriff’s body camera showed him looking stunned while receiving treatment from a medical team as he sat on the ground near his overturned vehicle .
Browns executives let it be known that Garrett was out of concussion protocol.
In a statement released Tuesday night, they said Browns doctors would assess Garrett’s condition during the week before determining if he will play against the Falcons.
Several of Garrett’s teammates were relieved to know he was not more seriously injured in the accident, which also injured an unidentified woman.
« In the bigger picture of life, the best thing is that he’s okay, » said quarterback Jacoby Brissett, who has been in contact with Garrett. “When I texted him, I told him I was glad he was ok. »
Garrett, a six-foot-four, 275-pound colossus, has often played despite minor injuries and other pain, and safety John Johnson III admitted he wouldn’t be surprised to see him on the court on Sunday. On the other hand, that’s not what he wants.
« I know he’ll probably want to play, » Johnson said. « But if you ask my opinion, I think he should take his leave. » But I have no idea. As I know him, he will probably want to play and I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. But it’s a risky situation. I think he should rest. »