Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett may still be able to play on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams despite sustaining an injury to his shoulder in Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
Head coach Kevin Stefanski provided further details to reporters on Monday following an evaluation of Garrett’s injury.
“The shoulder is sore,” Stefanski said. “Feel good about where he’ll be, but day to day.”
Garrett mentioned to reporters that he “felt a pop” in his left shoulder during Sunday’s 29-17 loss to the Denver Broncos, leaving the game in a sling. The exact cause and timing of the injury were unclear.
“I’ve played through things that should have sidelined me before,” Garrett told reporters in the Browns’ locker room. “I’m gonna continue to fight and gonna do what’s best for the team and for myself. We have high hopes for this season and what we’re gonna do. Nothing like this is gonna hold us back or me back.”
Despite the injury, Garrett finished Sunday’s game, stating, “I’m not gonna come out unless it’s falling off,” Garrett said.
For the Browns, Monday’s news comes as a relief after their loss of All-Pro running back Nick Chubb and quarterback Deshaun Watson to season-ending injuries. Garrett was also the betting favorite to win NFL Defensive Player of the Year as of Sunday.
Garrett, a four-time All-Pro and Pro Bowler, has been having a career season with a league-leading 13 sacks through 11 games, along with 30 tackles, four forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery.
Despite the injuries, the Browns are still in the playoff hunt after entering Sunday’s game on a three-game win streak, though their path to the postseason will be tough without their starting quarterback and running back, facing upcoming games against the Rams, Jaguars, Bears, Texans, Jets, and Bengals.
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