Winslow Speaks
Kellen Winslow hobbles around prior to the Browns playing the Redskins in 10/04.

Posted Aug 30, 2005


Browns TE reveals he is stuffing from a staph infection...

 

Kellen Winslow was in the locker room Tuesday and he spoke to members of the media. He has lost weight and indicated he has battled a staph infection in his elbow, in addition to having knee surgery.

Winslow said he currently weighs 225 pounds, down almost 30 pounds from his listed playing weight of 254 pounds. He also had a wrap on his elbow where the staph infection is located. Winslow said he doesn’t know how he contacted the infection, but that was a serious revelation by the second-year tight end.

Winslow admitted he made a mistake getting injured in a motorcycle accident during the off-season.

“It was unfortunate,” Winslow said. “You have to adapt. It was a mistake. I just have to prove to Cleveland and myself that I can come back.”

Winslow said he is determined to return to the field next season. He says he hopes to be 100 percent recovered by February 2006.

“I’m determined to come back,” he said. “I’m disappointed that I’m not playing this year.”

Winslow is grateful the Browns have supported him through the ordeal.

“The organization has been behind me,” he said. “They’ve been very supportive of me and I can’t wait to come back.”

Due to the knee surgery and the staph infection, Winslow said he is unable to either run or lift weights.

“I just chill out at home and play a lot of Madden (video game football).”


blog comments powered by Disqus
Related Stories
Owl: A Shadow in the Locker Room
 -by theOBR.com  Sep 1, 2005
2006: Contract and Rehab Updates
 -by theOBR.com  Dec 14, 2005
Player Status Update
 -by theOBR.com  Feb 19, 2006

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Subscribe today and get a full year of The Orange and Brown Report Magazine with an annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from theOBR.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
TE Kellen Winslow Jr. (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Football > Miami (Fl) > Alumni
Football > Scripps Ranch HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]