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Browns' Myles Garrett sidelined with high ankle sprain

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Cleveland Browns rookie pass rusher Myles Garrett will miss the start of the season.

The No. 1 overall pick suffered a high ankle sprain, and his status will be updated in a couple of weeks, the team announced Thursday.

Garrett left practice on Wednesday after hurting the ankle during practice. The Plain Dealer reported the rookie had a "freak accident" in practice in which a teammate stepped on the side of his right ankle.

"Somebody got thrown into the back of his leg," Browns coach Hue Jackson told reporters following Thursday's practice, per The Plain Dealer. "Those things happen. It's football."

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport notes that high ankle sprains generally come with 4-6 weeks of recovery timeframe.

The injury is a disappointing start to the first-round pick's career, who appeared to live up to the pre-draft hype during the preseason.

Foot injuries have been an issue dating back to Garrett's days at Texas A&M. He dealt with a high ankle sprain during his final college season. The rookie limped off the field in June with a foot injury. Now he suffered another ankle injury.

It's a blow to Garrett and an intriguing young Browns defense, but let's keep the overused "bust" label in the trash. Injuries happen to most players at some point -- remember the consternation in New York when Odell Beckham sat out the first four games of his rookie season? The first-round pick was an investment in the future, so missing a few games in 2017 to get healthy isn't the end of the world for the rebuilding Browns.

Hopefully we'll see Garrett on the field in a few weeks and the issue won't be a chronic problem that hinders his entire rookie season.

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