Myles Garrett is on to the Ravens, even though he knows he won’t be able to help the Browns on the field.
Garrett, five days removed from suffering a high ankle sprain on the practice field, said he’s passing the time with hours and hours of rehabilitation and film study. He’s preparing each week as if he were fully healthy and able to play rather than patiently waiting to make his NFL debut.
“Trying to get my guys ready,” Garrett said Monday from the Browns locker room, “because if I can’t play, I have to make sure they have full knowledge of who they are going up against.”
Garrett said he was feeling better than when he initially suffered the injury. Wearing a walking boot, Garrett spoke from experience, as he battled through nagging pain from a high ankle sprain throughout his junior year at Texas A&M.
Garrett’s status and potential return date will be re-evaluated in the coming weeks. It will be a battle of self-restraint, but Garrett understands the benefits of patience during a recovery Cleveland’s training staff is considering a week-to-week ordeal.
“Me knowing myself, I want to get out there as soon as possible. I want to test my limits,” Garrett said. “I want to go out there and play right away, but I know that I will be hurting the team and myself if I go out there too soon.
“It is rough, but I know that when I come back I am going to be a boost to my defense. I am going to do whatever I can to make a difference.”
Myles Garrett says his ankle is feeling better, but he doesn’t want to rush back before it is fully healed.
While he’s wearing a walking boot and will sit out Sunday’s game against the Ravens, this year’s No. 1 overall draft pick is ready to get back on the field.
“It’s feeling better, and I’ll just be back as soon as possible,” Garrett said
Garrett also suffered a high ankle sprain while at Texas A&M last season, and said he came back too early, limiting his effectiveness.
“Me knowing myself, I want to get out there as soon as possible,” Garrett said. “I want to test my limits. I want to go out there and play right away. But I know I’ll be hurting the team and myself if I go out there too soon.”