Late Friday, 19 Action News learned Kellen Winslow will spend at least another night at the Cleveland Clinic.
(AP) - Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow was hospitalized with an undisclosed illness and could miss Monday night's game against the New York Giants.
Coach Romeo Crennel said Friday that Winslow was kept overnight at the Cleveland Clinic. Winslow practiced Monday but had been feeling ill for several days. The team sent him to the doctor Thursday for further tests and evaluation.
Crennel expects the 25-year-old player to be discharged later in the day, but said Winslow could be kept longer. Citing patient privacy laws, Crennel did not provide specifics on Winslow's illness.
"His arms and legs aren't falling off or anything like that," said Crennel, adding the Pro Bowler was questionable for Monday's game.
Crennel said he has spoken with Winslow, who has had to play through pain throughout most of his four-year NFL career.
"He's a competitive player," Crennel said. "We all know he has had some injuries that he has had to deal with and he's played through them, and at times we've had to manage him so that he can play through them. We know that he'll be out there (Monday) if at all possible. If it's possible that he can be there, he'll be there."
If Winslow can't play, Steve Heiden most likely will start and backup Darnell Dinkins will get more playing time.
Winslow has had four operations on his right knee, and following one of them needed surgery after he got a staph infection. He missed the 2005 season because of a near-fatal motorcycle crash.
Last season, Winslow had 82 receptions for 1,106 yards.