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Myles Garrett: Crash was 'definitely a wake-up call'

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9/30/2022 8:14:26 PM
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Myles Garrett said Friday that flipping his Porsche multiple times on Monday and walking away with only relatively minor injuries will cause him to slow down on the road and also cherish life more deeply, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

“I think this will be definitely a wake-up call for me, just try to be smart overall with driving,” he said after practice, which he sat out for the third straight day. “Don’t take anything for granted. Be grateful that I’m still able to be here and just take my time.”

Garrett suffered a sprained shoulder, strained biceps, cut wrist and and ruptured blood vessel in his left eye. He acknowledged that he hit his head, but was cleared of a concussion. He’s questionable for the Falcons game Sunday, and Kevin Stefanski will determine over the next 24-48 hours if he’ll play.

“That’s up to the training staff and the coaches,” Garrett said. “If it were up to me, I’d love to go. That’s just my competitive spirit and my nature. Physically we have to assess that going up to the game, today, tomorrow and on Sunday. But that’s just a decision we’ll make closer to game time.”

He admitted his parents want him to err on the side of caution.

“They’ve voiced their opinions towards me playing in this game,” he said. “As far as that goes, they’re concerned. They want me to be a little bit more proactive with my health going into the game. But it was just all kind of focusing on what the team needs, what we need and what’s actually safe for me to do.”

Garrett suffered a sprained shoulder, strained biceps, cut wrist and and ruptured blood vessel in his left eye. He acknowledged that he hit his head, but was cleared of a concussion. He’s questionable for the Falcons game Sunday, and Kevin Stefanski will determine over the next 24-48 hours if he’ll play.

“That’s up to the training staff and the coaches,” Garrett said. “If it were up to me, I’d love to go. That’s just my competitive spirit and my nature. Physically we have to assess that going up to the game, today, tomorrow and on Sunday. But that’s just a decision we’ll make closer to game time.”

He admitted his parents want him to err on the side of caution.

“They’ve voiced their opinions towards me playing in this game,” he said. “As far as that goes, they’re concerned. They want me to be a little bit more proactive with my health going into the game. But it was just all kind of focusing on what the team needs, what we need and what’s actually safe for me to do.”

He said he was also grateful that his passenger, Yiana Tjotjos, 23, of Rocky River, emerged with no life-threatening injuries. She suffered a minor head injury.

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