Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett recently tweaked his ankle before and during their Week 7 matchup against division rival Cincinnati Bengals. He then sat out practice on Wednesday and Thursday but participated in Friday’s practice on a limited basis. Despite the minor injury, Garrett himself believes that he is good to go in their upcoming encounter against the Las Vegas Raiders.
“I should be about normal,” he said. “I’m doing the best I can, going out there to make the plays that I’m supposed to make. With [rainy, windy weather] in the forecast, I’ll probably be a little bit more run stopping than pass rushing, but whatever happens, I’ll be ready for it.”
Even with his injury, the three-time Pro Bowler still caused nightmares against the Bengals’ offensive players and generated three tackles and two sacks in the game. On the other side of the field, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield led from the forefront of their offensive attack and successfully mounted a comeback in crunch time. A 24-yard missile sent to rookie wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones ultimately iced the game en route to a 37-34 win for the Cleveland-based squad.
Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski and his men improved to a 5-2 record to sit at third place in the stacked AFC North competition while the Bengals dropped to a 1-5-1 tally for a cellar-dwelling standing in the same division.
With Garrett ready to play against the Raiders, expect him to wreak havoc against opposing quarterback Derek Carr and his teammates as the Browns aim for their sixth win of the season.