Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer is asking for prayers on this Saturday after his 9-month-old son, Christian, woke up in his own blood and was diagnosed with COVID-19.
The infant is currently in the hospital and Switzer’s Saturday afternoon tweets indicated that the doctors are still working to find the source of the bleeding and that his son will need a blood transfusion.
Switzer spent two seasons with the Steelers from 2018 and 2019, catching 44 passes for 280 yards and one touchdown. He signed with the Cleveland Browns this past season as a member of their practice squad.
We certainly send our best and prayers to the Switzer family in hope that Christian recoveries quickly and fully.
We’re heartbroken this has happened to our baby boy, but we’re also overwhelmed by the amount of people who have reached out in support of Christian. This has been the toughest day of Gabie and I’s life. Please continue to pray Christian stabilizes and makes it through surgery.
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) March 7, 2021
The doctors are still trying to find the source of the bleeding. He’s been getting fluids and medicine as he waits for a CT scan. They’ve made us aware that he needs a blood transfusion. Praying that he avoids surgery. Only 1 parent is allowed in the room so my wife is with him.
— Ryan Switzer (@Switz) March 6, 2021