Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow returned to practice Friday after being hospitalized for a mystery illness. See video of Kellen Winslow below.
Former Miami Hurricane tight end Kellen Winslow practiced with the Browns Friday for the first time since being hospitalized for a mystery illness. After practice, Winslow said:
“I’m not going to tell you exactly. It was really the Cleveland Browns’ decision to keep it undisclosed and I agree with that. Just because I catch a football doesn’t mean I should tell what’s wrong with me or what happened. I’m back and I’m happy to be back. I think I’m good to go. I just feel because I play professional football and can catch a football, it doesn’t mean I should let people into my personal business.”
Last week, Browns head coach Romeo Crennel cited privacy laws as the reason for non-disclosure of the illness that kept Winslow at the Cleveland Clinic for three days last week. While the team will not release the cause of Winslow’s illness, a league source stated he was hospitalized “because his balls swelled to the size of grapefruits.”
It is unknown whether or not Winslow will play in tomorrow’s game against the Washington Redskins. He sat out during last Monday’s 35-14 upset win over the New York Giants. He said:
“It was real tough because everything was going right and it looked like so much fun to be out there. Not to be with my teammates was real hard and we played so well. It was hard not to be out there.”
Winslow’s NFL career has been hampered by injuries. He has undergone at least four surgeries on his right knee after injuring it in a near-fatal motorcycle accident in 2005. He also developed a staph infection there, which delayed his comeback.
A video of Kellen Winslow is below.
Kellen Winslow Video