After undergoing an MRI, Cleveland Browns rookie Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. The team made the announcement on Thursday.
UPDATE: Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. His status will be updated in a couple weeks. pic.twitter.com/YvBM4HXnPc
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 7, 2017
This comes less than 24 hours after Garrett had injured his ankle in practice and was unable to finish. Head coach Hue Jackson spoke with reporters on Thursday, calling what happened a “fluke accident“.
The former Arlington Martin standout did receiver some good news on Thursday. According to a report from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the top overall pick will not need surgery on his injured ankle. If Garrett is out for four weeks as projected, he could make his regular season debut Week 5 at home against the New York Jet.
The Browns take on the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday in Cleveland.