Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett is healthy and "ready to go" for training camp, head coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday afternoon in a news conference previewing the upcoming season.
Garrett, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, suffered a lateral foot sprain in June on the second-to-last day of mandatory veteran minicamp. He also missed time because of an undisclosed injury during offseason workouts.
Jackson said the Browns will "definitely monitor" Garrett's practice time over the next few weeks to prevent any setbacks but "I think he's totally healthy."
"Maybe has not done all the conditioning that you would like to see right before training camp," Jackson said, "but I think he is up to speed and ready to go. He's looking forward to it."
Garrett totaled 31 sacks in three seasons at Texas A&M and is expected to play a key role on a young Browns defense. He was one of three first-round picks drafted by Cleveland this past spring.
Since joining the team, he has quickly made a strong impression on his veteran teammates with his humility and work ethic.
"I'm just impressed with his demeanor and his willingness to learn, his humbleness, but also you see that fire burning inside him to be great," left tackle and 10-time Pro Bowler Joe Thomas said in May. "And I think those are the hallmarks of guys that have a chance to be really excellent football players."
The Browns open training camp Thursday, which will feature 15 free practices open to the public.