When it comes to injuries, the Cleveland Browns are very familiar. They know it all too well. Last season they were hit hard in the injury department, especially their quarterback slot. Now, they are tying to move forward.
The Browns had another injury scare earlier this week. The last thing that the Browns want is one of their players to fall to the disabled list at this time of the year. The season is just a few months away.
Fortunately they may not be suffering a side lining after all. On Wednesday Myle Garrett went down hard with a foot injury during practice, according to Fox Sports. The Cleveland Browns immediately feared the worst regarding their No. 1 overall pick.
There is light at the end of the tunnel for the Browns. Garrett will not be missing a substantial amount of time. He will be fine. The Browns still took a precautionary measure on Thursday by sitting Garrett out.
The first good sign towards Garrett’s injury not being too serious was right after the play in which he suffered it. He was able to get up on his own, without the help of the trainers. He even walked off the field on his own.
Losing Garrett for a significant amount of time would be a setback to the Browns. That explains why they sat him out to be safe. He is expected to have a big impact for the Browns when it comes to next season.
Cleveland has experienced their fair-share of losing seasons. They are hoping to change things up next year for once, and maybe have a winning season. The Browns are not coming off one of their best years.
They dropped the ball. While the Pittsburgh Steelers clinched the AFC North with a record of 11-5 on the season, the Browns were on the opposite end. Cleveland fell last place of the AFC North, with a record of 1-15. They lost a league high amount of games.
The only other team to lose 14 or more games was the 2-14 San Francisco 49ers. There was no postseason appearance made by Cleveland. They were far from being a contending team. While other teams advanced to postseason play, there was only one thing the Browns could do, watch from TV.
In their past two seasons combined, the Browns have lost 28 games, and won just three. They are in need of a change. This off-season they have been busy in an attempt to transform their team. At the very least, the Browns want to avoid falling last place.
Could next year be a winning one for the Cleveland Browns? What change does Cleveland need the most to their team? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Commentary by Cody Macleod
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