Ryan Switzer: 9-Month-Old Son Christian Will Make Full Recovery After Surgery

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 29, 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 wide receiver Ryan Switzer will make a full recovery after undergoing surgery Monday.

Ryan Switzer @Switz

Our sweet baby boy is stable and out of surgery. This nightmare is over with. These wonderful people in Boston fixed our son. He’s going to make a full recovery. Praise God. https://t.co/2utFW578QD

Switzer said Saturday he took Christian to a facility in Boston and that the doctors consulted "agree they see an abnormality on Christian’s scan." The infant was due for a final scan Monday before any decisions were made about the next steps. 

On Monday, Switzer provided an update, saying the surgeon "assured us they found what they’re looking for in order to operate."

Ryan Switzer @Switz

We’re grateful they’ve located what’s been a mystery for far too long now. We’re praying God guides the surgeons as they operate and that this is the last time our sweet boy has to go through anything of this magnitude ever again.

Switzer first announced March 6 he and his wife, Gabie, had taken Christian to the hospital "after he woke up in his blood." Their son also tested positive for COVID-19.

Four days later, Switzer said Christian had been discharged from the hospital following a surgical procedure. However, Christian experienced a setback that required further treatment.

"We are back at the hospital after Christian had more significant bleeding this morning," Switzer posted on March 20. "We’re frustrated but more so just exhausted seeing our son suffer."

Switzer was a fourth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2017 and has made 41 career appearances for the Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. He joined the Browns' practice squad last October and signed a reserve/futures contract with the team in January.