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Gar­rett out with COVID

- Sports · American Football · Myles Garrett · Cleveland · NFL · Philadelphia Eagles · Kevin Stefanski

Myles Gar­rett has been slowed down just when the Browns need him most. Cleve­land’s dy­namic star de­fen­sive end and the NFL’s leader in sacks will miss Sun­day’s game against the Ea­gles — and maybe more — af­ter test­ing pos­i­tive for COVID-19, deal­ing the Browns a ma­jor blow as they try to end an 18-year play­off drought. “He is a good player,” Browns coach Kevin Ste­fan­ski said Fri­day. “We know that. We do not want to be with­out him, but we are.” The Browns (6-3) won’t have Gar­rett against the Ea­gles and there’s no pre­dict­ing when he’ll be back. Ac­cord­ing to league rules, a player who tests pos­i­tive for coro­n­avirus can’t re­turn to the team un­til at least 10 days af­ter the on­set of symp­toms, plus at least 24 hours af­ter symp­toms have passed. Gar­rett stayed home from prac­tice on Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day be­cause he was show­ing symp­toms. Af­ter fac­ing the Ea­gles (3-5-1), the Browns will visit Jack­sonville on Nov. 29. Ste­fan­ski said he wasn’t sure ex­actly when Gar­rett first be­gan ex­pe­ri­enc­ing coro­n­avirus symp­toms.

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