CLEVELAND — Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett wasn't at the team's facility on Wednesday as he continues to recover from the single-car crash that left him and a passenger with non-life-threatening injuries on Monday.
But when it comes to the two-time All-Pro's status for the Browns' Week 4 matchup with the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski isn't ready to make a determination.
"I'm not ruling anybody out on Wednesday," Stefanski answered when asked about reporters about Garrett's status. "We'll do what we always do, take in information every day."
Asked if Garrett will practice on Thursday, the third-year head coach replied: "We'll see."
Stefanski's comments come one day after the Browns announced that the 26-year-old Garrett suffered a shoulder sprain, biceps strain, minor lacerations and "some bumps and bruises to various other body parts," as a result of the crash, which occurred on State Road just south of State Route 18 in Sharon Township on Monday afternoon as he was driving a gray 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, the three-time Pro Bowl selection was on the right side of the roadway when he lost control and his vehicle overturned. Impairment is not suspected and Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network reported that Garrett was swerving to avoid hitting an animal on the wet road.
After being released from Cleveland Clinic Akron General Medical Center on Monday evening, Garrett was absent from the Browns' facility in Berea on Wednesday but is expected to make his return on Thursday as preparations for the Falcons ramp up. Should the No. 1 pick of the 2017 NFL Draft be unable to play, it would provide a big hit to a Cleveland defense that could also be without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, who is continuing to recover from an ankle injury.