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Browns WR Ryan Switzer Says Infant Son Back In Hospital With ‘Significant Bleeding’

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Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer announced on Saturday that his infant son is again in the hospital and that he’s undergoing a blood transfusion.

Switzer stated via an update on Twitter that his son Christian is having another transfusion after his hemoglobin level went down during the night.

The pass catcher requested prayer for his son, who was born in May of 2020. The infant was hospitalized on March 6th after he “woke up in his own blood,” Ryan put on Twitter.

“He underwent three blood transfusions and a CT scan before having surgery to stop the internal bleeding. Doctors also diagnosed him with COVID-19.”

Last week Switzer thanked the public for their prayers and well wishes for Christian, who last week had surgery after being hospitalized for bleeding.

“We’re frustrated but more so just exhausted seeing our son suffer,” Switzer wrote on Saturday.

“We’re asking for prayers for the doctors as they work to find a diagnosis & strength for Christian as he battles.”

The 26-year-old Switzer came to Cleveland last season to join the Browns practice squad.

He played one season with the Dallas Cowboys as a rookie in 2017 before joining the Pittsburgh Steelers for two seasons. Christian is his and Gabie’s only child.

Written by Matt Loede

Matt has been a part of the Cleveland Sports landscape working in the media since 1994 when he graduated from broadcasting school. His coverage beats include the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. He's written three books, and won the "2020 AP Sports Stringer Lifetime Service Award."

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  1. That has got to horribly suck for any parent to endure. I was blessed with a smartass who’s injuries were all self induced (I have a pretty amazing kid) but I could never imagine the nightmare these young parents are being challenged with. It is sad to see something like this happen to any child.

  2. Wow internal bleeding like that especially for an infant is never a good sign. Here’s hoping their son can recover.

    And sidenote…I don’t believe the COVID-19 diagnosis. They attach that to everything that goes wrong it seems.

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