Garrett did not participate in Saturday's practice due to an undisclosed reason, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports.
Garrett could have simply been given a veteran's rest day, but he has been sporting a sleeve on his knee throughout training camp. Expect him back at practice in a timely fashion as he's not likely dealing with any significant health issues.
Garrett, who accumulated three tackles and a sack in Cleveland's Week 17 loss to the Steelers, ends the season with 31 tackles and seven sacks.
Despite missing five games due to injury, Garrett managed to show why the Browns took him with the first overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He had sacks in back-to-back games to close out the year, which included a forced fumble in the finale. Health will continue to be a key factor for Garrett's productivity and improvement, but big things should be on the horizon for the defensive end.
Garrett recorded his sixth sack of the season in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
The sack was Garrett's only tackle of the game and his first sack since Week 12. The 2017 first-overall pick got off to a hot start after returning from injury but has been a bit more stymied in recent weeks, but still has a solid six sacks in 10 games this season.
Garrett tweaked his left ankle during Sunday's loss to the Chargers and appeared bothered by the injury throughout the game, but apparently he showed no ill effects at practice Wednesday. It may still be worth keeping an eye on the rookie first-overall pick's practice reps the rest of the week, but at this point he seems ready for Week 14.
Garrett played through a left ankle injury during Sunday's loss to the Chargers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Garrett appeared to suffer the injury after a Chargers offensive lineman fell on him in the first quarter. He was noticeably bothered by the affliction for the remainder of the game but still finished with four tackles. While it doesn't seem as if the rookie will need to miss any time, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if Garrett appears on the injury report come Wednesday. Fortunately, this situation doesn't involve the same ankle he sprained prior to the season opener.
|P4||8/30/18||@ DET||7:00 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|4||9/30/18||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|8||10/28/18||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/25/18||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|