Browns' Ryan Switzer's 9-Month-Old Son out of Hospital After Emergency Surgery

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 10, 2021

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer (10) during practice at NFL football training camp in Pittsburgh, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
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The nine-month-old son of Cleveland Browns receiver Ryan Switzer was released from the hospital Tuesday.

Switzer shared a video of his son, Christian, at home Wednesday:

Ryan Switzer @Switz

Mr. man was discharged from the hospital yesterday evening. We didn’t get any clear answers on why what happened, happened but, to see him sleep through the night with no bleeding and wake up in a playful mood this morning means our prayers are being answered. Thank you all. 💙🙏 https://t.co/ycLPwCiLeS

He initially grew concerned upon discovering blood in Christian's bed and said his son had also tested positive for COVID-19. Switzer provided an update hours later to say doctors identified the source of the problem and that Christian was due to undergo surgery.  

Ashley Switzer shared another video of their son after he returned home:

Ashley @ashleyswitzer

Christian Francis would like to applaud all those who prayed and continue to pray for him! Wait for it... https://t.co/IPRwDgyJMG

The Dallas Cowboys selected Switzer in the fourth round of the 2017 draft after he enjoyed a productive career at North Carolina. He caught 243 passes for 2,903 yards and 19 touchdowns for the ACC side. As a freshman, he returned five punts for touchdowns, which were the most in FBS.

Since arriving in the NFL, the 26-year-old has made 41 appearances for the Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. He's averaging eight yards per return on punts and 21.8 yards on kickoffs.

The Browns signed Switzer to their practice squad last October, and he signed a reserves/future contract in January.