Myles Garrett downplays shoulder harm after Browns lose

CLEVELAND — Myles Garrett had a glance on his face as if somebody had requested him if he was a Martian.

The Browns defensive finish’s left arm hung limply to his aspect some 40 minutes after he and his teammates suffered a 38-15 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. The identical shoulder he had sprained throughout a Sept. 26 automobile accident remained in ache, sufficient in order that he did not play the ultimate five-plus minutes of the sport.

Nevertheless, Garrett was requested if there was an opportunity he won’t play subsequent Sunday when the Browns play a vital AFC North recreation at Baltimore. That is when he flashed the split-second look that mentioned as a lot as the ten phrases that got here afterward.

“I used to be taking part in right now and I’ll be taking part in subsequent week,” Garrett mentioned.

The genesis of the priority relating to Garrett’s availability got here when he sacked Patriots rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe with 5:35 remaining within the recreation and remained down on the bottom for a while, with the coaching workers engaged on him.

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett tries to get around New England Patriots offensive tackle Trent Brown during the first half, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Cleveland.

Garrett by no means went into the medical tent or to the locker room. As an alternative, he remained on the sideline, helmet in hand, over the ultimate eight defensive snaps of the sport.

Nevertheless, that was the extent of the harm impacting Garrett’s taking part in standing, simply eight snaps in a recreation that was primarily already determined. A minimum of, that is so far as he is involved.

“I’ve been coping with it for the reason that accident, simply attempting to handle it and be in the very best place to play come Sunday,” Garrett mentioned. “And sure falls, tackles, stuff like that that’s going to worsen it, make it worse. However on the finish of the day I wish to win, this entire group needs to win, I’m at all times going to place them first. So long as I can go on the market and provides my perfect, I don’t care what’s ailing me, how dangerous I’m hurting or something, I’m going to place my guys first and we’re going to go on the market and play our greatest ball.”