The Cleveland Browns continue to grapple with an unfortunate streak of injuries, as star defensive end Myles Garrett endured a shoulder injury during the team’s 29-17 defeat to the Denver Broncos on Sunday, preventing him from completing the game. In a post-game interview, Garrett expressed the sensation of something “popping” in his shoulder, revealing plans for an upcoming MRI test.
Despite the setback, Garrett maintains an optimistic outlook on his ability to return to play, citing a history of overcoming challenges to contribute to the team’s success.
“I’ve played through things that should have sidelined me before,” Garrett said. “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 or me back.”
Having emerged as a top contender for the Defensive Player of the Year award, Garrett’s impressive season statistics include 13.0 sacks, 23 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles, and 32 tackles over 11 games. The Browns have already navigated through substantial injuries to key players such as star running back Nick Chubb and starting quarterback Deshaun Watson in the 2023 season, relying heavily on their formidable defense led by Garrett.
The Browns, previously enjoying a three-game winning streak, suffered a setback against the Broncos, landing them in third place in the AFC North with a 7-4 record. The potential loss of Garrett looms as a significant challenge, casting doubt on their playoff aspirations and underscoring the critical role he plays in their defensive prowess.