Cleveland Browns' tight end Kellen Winslow spent a second night in the hospital as an undisclosed illness threatens to keep him out of Monday night's key game against the New York Giants. Winslow was admitted to the Cleveland Clinic on Thursday.
Winslow participated in the team practice on Monday, but had been feeling ill for several days and the team thus sent him to the doctor for further tests and evaluation. Brown's head coach Romeo Crennell had expected him to be discharged on Friday, but team spokesman Bill Bonsiewicz said Winslow has remained hospitalized.
Citing privacy laws, Crennell would not provide specifics on the 25-year-old's illness.
"He has an illness. I'm not saying what kind of illness it is. His arms and legs aren't falling off or anything like that, ok?," said Crennell Friday morning, who added that Winslow should be considered "questionable" for Monday's game against the defending Super Bowl champs, and that his chances of playing are "50-50". Winslow has had four operations on his right knee after 2005 motorcycle crash, but Crennel indicated that the problem is not a matter of pain tolerance.
Winslow's absence from Monday night's game would be a major blow to the Browns' offense, which has underachieved in the first four games of the season. The Browns are next to last in the league in scoring with 11.5 points per game, and have gained the fewest yards in the NFL per game (210.8).