Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett suffered a new injury in their showdown with the Las Vegas Raiders on Monday, which he admitted affected his play in the final possession of the contest that saw them lose by two points.
Garrett was unable to block Daniel Carlson's field goal attempt from 48 yards out, noting that his groin injury hurt when he jumped in an attempt to stop the game-winner from the Raiders. The Browns star noted that he is not making any excuses, though one could only imagine what could have been if he isn't injured.
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In his postgame presser, Myles Garrett also shared why he didn't leave the contest despite the injury. Apparently, the DE never had any plan to get off the field anyway as he tried to will his team to victory.
“You’re going to have to kill me to take me off that field. Or you’re going to have to break my leg and take me completely out,” the Browns DE told reporters, per Ashley Bastock of Cleveland.com.
The Browns trailed 10-0 at halftime, but a Nick Chubb TD in the third quarter brought them back to he game. Backup QB Nick Mullens–filling in after Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum were ruled out due to COVID-19 protocols–gave them the lead with less than four minutes remaining, but it went for naught with the Raiders' game-winner.
Hopefully, Garrett's new injury won't bother him as they prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers in Week 16. He is the heart and soul of this Browns team, and without him, their desire to finish at the top of the AFC North would be in jeopardy.