May 8, 2021

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Myles Garrett assures fans he has no lingering COVID-19 issues

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Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, 25, has been a key figure for the team this offseason.

He appears to be in optimal physical condition; however, one fan was curious if Garrett had any lingering COVID-19 issues.

Garrett responded to the fan’s question on social media.

Myles Garrett’s COVID-19

Recall that Myles Garrett missed two games at the end of November due to COVID-19.

Garrett was very candid about the difficulty of his illness.

3 games after returning from COVID-19, Garrett was still suffering from repercussions.

He said:

“I’m not sure. I’m just recovering from a locker room cough earlier. Taking those deep, deep breaths is difficult right now with shortness of breath and it turns into a cough or choke. You just need to. to find a way … Hopefully if we reach the playoffs, I can try to get as close to 100% as possible. “

“It’s bound to affect your lungs, and I feel like I need them to be out there and to put in my best effort.” It’s hard to act or do something that you know is going to expend a lot of energy, knowing that you have to do it again in the next play and the next play. It kind of interferes with what I’m doing, but I just have to go and make it.

Garrett was undergoing oxygen treatment four times a day at the end of December.


While we were relieved to hear from Garrett that he is healed, we had inclinations that he was feeling better.

He’s shown us ridiculous amounts of athleticism in the gym, on the basketball court and most recently at the beach this offseason.

With cardio and strength intact, Garrett entered the draft looking ready to start the season today.

AFC North is on notice

With a fully recovered Garrett and the addition of Jadeveon Clowney, Takk McKinley and the rest of the excellent defensive talent the Browns added through free agency and the draft, AFC North had better be ready.

The Cleveland Browns offense was discussed in the city last season, but it’s very possible that the 2021 talks will be about defense.