Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett was diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain, the team announced on Saturday.
The injury happened on Wednesday during the team’s mandatory minicamp session and didn’t participate during the final practice on Thursday. He was spotted in a walking boot on Friday during a charity event, leaving people wondering how serious the injury was.
The team did say that Garrett is expected to be ready for training camp in late July.
It’s a blessing that it’s only a lateral foot sprain, it could’ve been worse like a Lisfranc injury that sidelined Browns offensive lineman John Greco and Joel Bitonio for much of last season.
For Browns fans it is a concerning but not panicking situation. The team selected Garrett first overall in April’s NFL Draft and he’s already suffering with an injury and hasn’t had much of team reps during the offseason activities.
Injuries aren’t anything new for Garrett though. He suffered torn ligaments in his hand his freshman season at Texas A&M and suffered a high-ankle sprain in the fourth game of the season last year but played through it.
The bright side is he hopefully won’t miss any game action during the preseason because of this. The Browns have a great medical staff who will help him with treatment during this down time for the next six weeks.