Browns’ Myles Garrett tests positive for the coronavirus

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher 

The Cleveland Browns will be without their best defensive lineman on Sunday. Myles Garrett will not play against the Philadelphia Eagles at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio.

Garrett has been added to the reserve/COVID-19 list. 

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He was sent home from practice on Wednesday. And he hasn’t been feeling well.

“This morning, the Cleveland Browns were informed that a player has tested positive for COVID-19,” the team announced in a statement. “Contact tracing has been conducted and the individual has self-isolated. He has not been in the facility all week and zero high-risk contacts have been identified.”

With his positive test, Garrett could be away from the team for at least the next two weeks. He’ll be in self-isolation until he’s able to return.

If this is truly a positive test and not a false positive — like several NFL players have experienced since the summer time — he would have to pass the test with two negative tests back to back. He would have to pass the tests 24 hours apart from each other. 

The Browns are expected to practice on Friday. The game against the Eagles in Ohio is still on at this time.

Garrett leads the league with 9.5 sacks this season.

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