Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was part of a single-car crash on Monday after leaving the team's practice facility in Berea, Ohio. Garrett was soon taken to a local hospital and hasn’t suffered any life-threatening injuries as confirmed by the Browns.
Garrett was travelling with another passenger and got into a crash around 3 p.m. local time near the 5600 block of State Road as per the Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) report to NFL.com. Garrett was said to be alert and aware as the police arrived at the scene. Garrett did not suffer any major injuries, according to the OSHP and impairment is not suspected.
The OSHP addressed that Garrett's vehicle "flipped several times before coming to rest," as reported by News 5 Cleveland. The OSHP also stated that neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the crash. Garrett is expected to be released from the hospital on Monday night, NFL Network Insider Tom Pelissero reported.
Myles Garrett’s agent Nicole Lynn released a statement addressing the accident and thanking the medical staff that helped the defensive end and the passenger before taking them to the hospital.
"Myles Garrett was involved in a one-car accident this afternoon and was transported to a local hospital to be evaluated," Lynn's statement read.
"While we are waiting to learn the extent of his injuries, he has been alert and responsive. The Garrett family would like to thank the medical personnel that got Myles and his passenger out of the vehicle and safely transported to the hospital."
Talking about the Cleveland Browns, the AFC North team is placed at the top of their conference with two wins and one loss. They kicked off their season with a closely contested win over the Carolina Panthers where quarterback Jacoby Brissett had 147 yards and one touchdown.
The Browns then suffered a shocking defeat against the Joe Flacco-led New York Jets, who threw down four touchdowns as he had 307 yards without any interceptions. Cleveland soon retaliated back against the Pittsburgh Steelers on the back of Nick Chubb’s 113-yard performance with one touchdown.