Cleveland Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain and is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, the team announced Saturday.
The No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft suffered the injury during Wednesday’s minicamp practice.
Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a lateral foot sprain. He is expected to be ready for training camp. pic.twitter.com/CztLnHldkm
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) June 17, 2017
The Browns signed Garrett to a four-year, $30.4 million contract last month, and are expecting the 6-foot-4, 272-pound pass rusher to become a staple player for their defense for the next decade.
Garrett amassed 141 tackles, 47 tackles for a loss, 31 sacks, seven forced fumbles, and one interception during his collegiate career at Texas A&M and is expected to be a Week 1 starter under newly appointed defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
“He has done a great job,” Williams said, via ESPN. “It is still way early, but you guys are going to see a pretty good football player when he gets the chance to get out there and go. I have a big smile on my face, and I will just wait and let him show everybody before I talk about it.”
While Cleveland’s front office and coaching staff have high expectations for Garrett in his rookie season, the 21-year-old defensive end has already set his own lofty goals.
Garrett said prior to the draft that he wants to end his career as “the greatest that ever played, regardless of position or era.”
“I’m just impressed with his demeanor and his willingness to learn, his humbleness, but also you see that fire burning inside him to be great,” Browns 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said last month, via Cleveland’s team website. “And I think those are the hallmarks of guys that have a chance to be really excellent football players.”
The Browns open training camp on July 27.