CLEVELAND BROWNS defensive end Myles Garrett has opened up after his horror fall.
The two-time First-Team All-Pro spoke to the media on Friday for the first time since his crash Monday afternoon.
Garrett’s Porsche rolled over several times, and both he and his passenger were subsequently hospitalized after suffering non-life-threatening injuries.
Now back at the Browns facility, Cleveland.com reported that Garrett admitted he’s “definitely grateful to be here,” and believes he had a “guardian angel” watching over him.
Garrett continued, “It was a very well built car and I will miss it. I loved this car.
“But recently a family member who I know is looking after me passed away and just joined his wife.
“I know they are very happy that I can get out of the car and walk on my own.
“It’s just a blessing that they can look after me now and watch every game and I know they had something to do with us being able to get out of that car as safe and sound as we were.”
The three-time Pro Bowler said he was avoiding an animal on the road, after which he recalls “an approaching car coming in the opposite direction, which was kind of … quick flashes after that.”
Garrett was cited for not having control of his car and driving at an unsafe speed.
According to the report, Garrett admitted the accident was “definitely a wake-up call” to safe driving and that he’s grateful to be alive.
Garret said: “With what I saw right after, with what I saw right after and the pictures, I think it was one hell of an event and I’m just grateful that it’s not just me who’s alive, [but] I could have so much of my family and the support system around me that I just stayed locked in and focused on taking it day to day.
After suffering a shoulder sprain, bicep strain and lacerations, Garrett’s status regarding the upcoming Sunday, Oct. 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons remains up in the air.
Garrett also told the media that the decision ultimately rests with “the coaching staff and the coaches,” but “if I had my way, I’d happily go.”
That being said, he also admitted that his parents “have expressed their opinions about me playing in this game.”
The Browns have ruled Garrett questionable for Sunday’s game.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6340591/cleveland-browns-myles-garrett-breaks-silence-car-crash/ Myles Garrett breaks silence after overturning his Porsche in horror car crash