The Cleveland Browns officially ruled out defensive end Myles Garrett for Week 4 against the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced Saturday morning. He was originally listed as questionable four days after he was involved in a one-car accident on Monday afternoon. Garrett suffered a shoulder sprain, biceps strains as well as minor lacerations, bumps and bruises from the crash.
Garrett spoke for the first time since the accident on Friday, where he described the incident as "a hell of an event" and that he was "grateful to be here."
"Grateful that, not only that I'm alive, but I was able to have so much of my family and the support system that was around me..."
Myles Garrett spoke to reporters for the first time since his car accident earlier this week.
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Police issued Garrett a citation for speeding and failing to control his vehicle after reports say Garrett drove his Porsche off the west side of an Ohio roadway Monday afternoon, hit a ditch and a fire hydrant and flipped the car before coming to a stop.
He was reportedly driving 65 miles-per-hour in a 45-mph zone. Garrett said he swerved to avoid an animal and then "overcorrected" on a wet road that caused the car to flip. He and a female passenger — who reportedly sustained non-life-threatening injuries — were taken to a local hospital before they were both released Monday night.
The Browns confirmed most of this news on Tuesday.
This was not the first time Garrett was cited for speeding. Garrett has been issued five speeding tickets over the past four years, according to cleveland.com, and eight since 2017. This includes a citation for driving 120 mph in a 70-mph zone and 99 mph in a 70-mph zone over a two-day period in 2021.
Garrett did say Friday that he should slow down more when driving.
"I gotta be smart overall with driving," Garrett added. "Don't take it for granted. Be grateful that I'm able to still be here."
Garrett has tallied three sacks, four tackles for a loss, five quarterback hits and a forced fumble in three games this season for the Browns. He was drafted No. 1 overall by Cleveland in 2017 out of Texas A&M.