He appears to be in peak physical condition; however, a fan was curious if Garrett had any lingering COVID-19 issues.
Garrett responded to the fan’s question on social media.
— Brad Stainbrook (@BrownsByBrad) May 4, 2021
Myles Garrett’s COVID-19
Recall that Myles Garrett missed two games in late November while suffering from COVID-19.
Garrett was very forthright about how difficult his illness was.
3 games into his return after COVID-19, Garrett still suffered from repercussions.
“I am not sure. I am just getting over a coughing fit from the locker room earlier. Taking those deep big breaths are tough right now with the shortness of breath and that turning into a cough or getting choked up. You just have to find a way. . . . Hopefully, if we make it to the playoffs, I can try to get myself to as close to 100 percent as possible.”
“It’s bound to affect your lungs, and I feel like I need those to be out there and give my full effort. It is hard to make a move or do something that you know is going to expend a lot of energy, knowing that you have to do it again the next play and the next play. It kind of throws off what I am doing, but just have to go out there and make it happen.”
Garrett was undergoing oxygen treatment four times a day in late December.
Though we are relieved to hear from Garrett that he is recovered, we had inclinations that he was feeling better.
He showed us ridiculous amounts of athleticism in the gym, on the basketball court, and most recently at the beach during this offseason.
— MoreForYouCleveland (@MoreForYou_CLE) April 3, 2021
With cardio and strength intact, Garrett showed up at the draft looking ready to start the season today.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) May 1, 2021
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, the AFC North had better be ready.
The Cleveland Browns offense was the talk of the town last season, but it is very possible the 2021 talk will be about the defense.