Browns’ Garrett still not all the way back after COVID

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CLEVELAND (Globe Live Media) – Miles Garrett is still not completely sacked by COVID-19.

Cleveland’s defensive end has played two games since missing two with the virus and on Friday said he is not back.

“I’m trying. Still doing breathing treatments and still conditioning myself,” he said Friday. “I’m feeling better every day.”

A fitness buffer and a player often referred to as “a physical freak” by teammates and opponents, Garrett wishes those who dispute the severity of the epidemic or the severity of the disease to take his case as an example Which is very real.

“I don’t think anyone should think they are bulletproof or just because you are touchy that it won’t affect you,” he said. “This is something new that no one has seen before.”

Only 24 of Garrett, the head of his life and a supreme athlete in the coronovirus, flattened him. When he returned a few weeks ago, he said that the disease “kicked my butt.”

He wishes that others were not so dismissive or skeptical about its seriousness.

“People are stuck in intrigues and trying to minimize it that they don’t really see that it can be serious in different ways,” he said Friday on a zoom call that Brown (9-4 ) Are ready to face New York. Sunday night (5-8). “Talk about how many cases of people dying, but that’s not all.

“There are cases of people with COVID, heart problems, lung issues and mental illnesses as the effect of hospitalization for days and weeks on end. There are many things that come with diagnosing COVID or testing positive for COVID. You have to take it seriously. “

Garrett is aware that long-term effects can occur after becoming infected. But at the moment, he’s worried about being as healthy as possible to help the Browns in their push to make the NFL playoffs for the first time since 2002.

He had two 10 1/2 sacks since returning, but admitted that he still did not have as much stamina as he had before he became ill.

“I’m not sure how long it’ll take me to really feel 100 (percent) with my air,” he said, “physically, speed and power-wise, I feel normal, it’s just Not trying to get the gas out. Trying to pace myself very quickly and knowing that he can jump on me quickly. “

While he works his way up to being perfectly healthy, Garrett said he doesn’t have to curb his workout routine.

“I’ve honestly changed it,” he said. “Just trying to hold back what I feel like I was before. I want to make progress, not regretting it or going back. We’ll see. Hopefully, this is the right state of mind, But I think I am. ” Doing well and coming back with my conditioning. “

Note: Brows will miss Sunday’s game, starting with RG Wyatt Taylor, with an ankle injury suffered Monday night against Baltimore. Coach Kevin Stefanski did not provide any details to Taylor and said he is “week-to-week.” He missed the last three games with a calf strain. Chris Hubbard will replace Taylor, who has a solid season. … Sibis Denzel Ward (calf) and Kevin Johnson (waist), TES Austin Hooper (neck) and David Njoku (knee) and WR Khadel Hodge (hamstring) are doubtful, but Stefanowski was optimistic about them all.


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Travis M. Andrews
Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book "Because He's Jeff Goldblum," a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.