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Browns' Myles Garrett Idle For Second Day With Ankle Injury

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, right, is sacked by Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, right, is sacked by Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was held out of practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury.

BEREA, Ohio: Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was held out of practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury.

Garrett, who leads the NFL with nine sacks, didn’t practice Thursday as the Browns (5-2) continued to get ready for Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders (3-3). Coach Kevin Stefanski said he expects Garrett to be on the field for practice Friday.

Stefanski indicated the Browns didn’t want to risk Garrett practicing outdoors in chilly weather and rain forecast.

Stefanski said Garrett did nothing more than tweak his ankle at some point during Sundays 37-34 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, and Stefanski seemed assured it was nothing serious or could potentially keep him out this week.

However, with the Browns on their bye next week, the team will likely take a cautious approach if Garrett isnt 100 percent.

Garrett had two sacks and his fourth strip sack of the season in the win at Cincinnati. He was the AFC’s Defensive Player of the Month after getting six sacks and forcing two fumbles while helping the Browns lead the league with 14 takeaways.

“Hes playing really well, defensive coordinator Joe Woods said. Hes comfortable with what were doing. Weve had several games where were running similar things. The pieces may be different, the call may be a little bit different, but I feel like hes getting more comfortable.

“Were getting some of the matchups we want, some of the protections we want. So hopefully he continues on that track. Its good for everybody, the whole team.

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