CLEVELAND — After sustaining an injury during Sunday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders, Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has an MRI done on his knee, which revealed no "structurally significant damage,” head coach Kevin Stefanski said on Monday.
Stefanski said that he’s hopeful Garrett will be available to play on Nov. 15 when the Browns take on the Houston Texans just after the bye week.
Garrett was previously limited in practice with an ankle injury that the team was being cautious with.
The Browns are hoping to get healthy on their bye week, and some players may make their return soon after, including tight end Austin Hooper.
Hooper, who has been out for two weeks following an emergency appendectomy, is also expected to be available for the game against the Texans, Stefanski said.
Running back Nick Chubb, who was truly the center of the Browns offense when it was at its most successful, has been on injured reserve with an MCL injury since Week 4—but may be making his return to the field soon after the bye.
Stefanski said in previous weeks that Chubb was on schedule to return, and maybe even ahead of schedule, and said there was a possibility for his return after the bye. On Monday, Stefanski said that the star running back will remain day-by-day but is continuing to progress.
Right Guard Wyatt Teller, who has also been out since sustaining a calf injury in the Week 5 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts, is also progressing and will be a day-by-day decision coming out of the bye, Stefanski said.
After losing star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the season with a torn ACL, players returning to the field is a welcome sight for the Browns, who hold a 5-3 record heading into their bye week.
The week off will hopefully provide the opportunity for Garrett, Hooper, Chubb and Teller to heal enough to return, as well as allow players such as Jarvis Landry, Kareem Hunt and Baker Mayfield who have played banged up for the past few weeks to freshen up for their next matchup against the Texans.
Camryn Justice is a digital content producer at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.