No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett to miss multiple weeks with ankle injury

With just a couple days left before the opening Sunday of the season, Myles Garrett and the Cleveland Browns got some difficult news on Thursday morning.

The former Texas A&M star and Cleveland’s No. 1 overall pick in last April’s draft sustained an ankle injury in practice on Wednesday and will now miss at least a couple of games.

The Browns confirmed the injury news on Twitter Thursday morning, and they didn’t appear to be taking it well.

Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that it was a freak accident in practice that cause Garrett’s high ankle sprain.

Cabot also reports that Garrett will miss at least the Browns first two games of the season and maybe more, given that the timetable for high ankle sprains can stretch up to six weeks.

Former Florida Gators and Browns cornerback Joe Haden, who was cut last week and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers, gave a rave review of Garrett on Wednesday, according to Cabot.

“He’s looking like the first overall pick,” he said. “I was super excited when we got him. We didn’t miss on that one. He just has stuff that you can’t teach – his motor, his professionalism and his attitude…He definitely is a pro already. He is mature beyond his age. He just loves the game and loves getting after it. My bold prediction, I really feel like Myles can make the Pro Bowl his rookie year.”

The NFL will have to wait a couple weeks before witnessing what SEC fans saw during Garrett’s career playing for the Aggies.

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