Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain and his status will be “updated in a couple weeks,” the team announced Thursday.
The No. 1 overall draft pick injured his right ankle when a teammate fell on it in practice on Wednesday, and is expected to miss at least Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers and the following week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Garrett attempted to continue practicing before eventually coming off the field, and later underwent an MRI.
“He went as long as he could,” coach Hue Jackson said after practice.
The Browns initially feared Garrett could be sidelined as long as four weeks, according to cleveland.com.
This is the second injury suffered by Garrett, who was stepped on by former teammate Cameron Erving during a minicamp practice and was sidelined for a few weeks with a lateral foot sprain.
The team re-signed second-year defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes, who had been waived on Sunday, and waived offensive lineman Zach Sterup. Holmes was a sixth-round draft pick by Jacksonville in 2016 who was claimed off waivers and played in 11 games with one sack for the Browns as a rookie.
Garrett has been listed as the starter on the left side, with Nate Orchard his primary backup.