CLEVELAND (May 10, 2005) -- Browns tight end Kellen Winslow was released from the hospital May 10, nine days after a motorcycle accident left him with internal injuries and a damaged right knee.
Winslow walked out of the Cleveland Clinic on metal crutches, putting no weight on his right leg. He wore a Cleveland Browns T-shirt and sweat pants. He smiled and gave a thumbs up. When asked how he was feeling, he said "good." Winslow left in a sport utility vehicle.
Winslow, the team's top pick in the 2004 draft, issued a statement through the Browns thanking his family, friends, fans, the club and the clinic.
"I am determined more than ever to get back on the field with my coaches and teammates as soon as possible. I'm OK and excited to be going home," he said.
The Browns have not updated Winslow's status since releasing a statement May 4 that said they were concerned about his knee. Winslow was injured May 1 when he went flying over the handlebars at 35 mph.
Winslow, 21, bought a powerful motorcycle last month and had a learner's permit, but ignored advice about getting lessons.