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The nine-month-old son of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Ryan Switzer is due to undergo surgery to address his ongoing medical situation.
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.”
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.