Myles Garrett, a defensive end with the Cleveland Browns, was in a one-car collision on Monday after exiting the practice field, the team officially reported. Cleveland said that Garrett was sent to a nearby hospital after sustaining non-life-threatening injuries. Garett had a female companion with him who also received non-life-threatening injuries and was rushed to the hospital. According to police, the crash is still being looked into and they are taking the matter seriously.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports that Garrett crashed his 2021 Porsche after practice near Wadsworth, Ohio, at about three in the afternoon. The car veered off the road, flipped over, and then came to a stop. Fortunately, Garrett and the woman were both wearing seat belts, which is why they survived the crash.
According to the highway patrol, there was no indication of drug or alcohol impairment. If they were not wearing any seatbelts, it could have been a “Highway to Heaven” scenario. Police from the area are investigating the accident. The municipal government is attempting to improve road safety.
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The Falcons are still unsure as to whether Garrett will be cleared to compete in the game on Sunday. On the other hand, Marcus Mariota, the quarterback for Atlanta, has been well-protected by the offensive line. With six sacks allowed thus far this season, the unit is tied for 17th in the league. If Garrett is unable to play, Jadeveon Clowney, another former first-round pick, might step in for the Browns.
Clowney missed the last match against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Besides, he has scored 1.5 sacks in the team’s first two games this year. Clowney expressed interest in potentially signing with the Falcons earlier in the offseason, but he ultimately decided to stay with the Browns. Sunday’s game between the Falcons and Browns is set to begin at 1 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.