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Garrett back with Browns, cited for speeding following crash

FILE - Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett leaves the field after the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 11, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. The Browns defensive star stayed home to rest and recover from multiple injuries suffered in a frightening car crash as his status for Cleveland's game on Sunday in Atlanta remains in doubt. Garrett was not at the team's facility Wednesday, Sept.28, 2022, two days after the All-Pro rolled over his Porsche in a single-car accident on a rural road near home. He suffered a sprained shoulder, strained biceps, cuts and bruises in the wreck. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman, File)

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns All-Pro Myles Garrett returned to the team’s headquarters but didn’t practice today while recovering from injuries sustained in a car crash earlier this week, when police said he lost control speeding on a rural road.

Garrett veered his Porsche off the hilly road near his home Monday, flipping the vehicle and hitting a fire hydrant. The defensive end suffered a sprained shoulder, strained biceps and had several cuts and bruises from the wreck.

He has not yet been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Atlanta. Garrett visited with team doctors for an evaluation. He was not with his teammates during the portion of practice open to reporters.

Also on Thursday, the Ohio State Highway Patrol cited Garrett for speeding, saying he was going 65 mph in a 45 mph zone.

According to the accident report, Garrett, who had a female passenger in his car, told an officer he was accelerating up a hill when he saw a vehicle coming in the opposite direction but didn’t make any type of swerving maneuvers to avoid a crash.

The officer said Garrett couldn’t exactly recall how he went off the road.

A witness at the scene told the highway patrol “they came over the hill flyin’, went airborne, took the fire hydrant out and rolled three times.”

Garrett and his 23-year-old passenger were taken to Akron General Hospital for emergency care. The highway patrol said the passenger suffered a minor head injury. They were both released a few hours later.

The highway patrol also released photos of the crash site and Garrett’s severely damaged car.

Garrett has a history of speeding. He was ticketed on consecutive days in Medina County last year for driving 120 mph. In the second case, he paid a ticket in which the speed was amended to 99 mph in a 70 mph zone.

On Wednesday, coach Kevin Stefanski said Garrett will be thoroughly evaluated before a decision is made on his playing status. With 14 games left this season, the Browns will likely take a cautious approach.

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