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
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," Winslow said in a
statement. "I'm OK and excited to be going home. I would like
to thank everyone in advance for respecting my privacy as I
The Browns did not specify the injuries, although it has been
reported that Winslow would miss the entire 2005 season if he indeed has a possible torn anterior cruciate ligament.
Winslow, 21, bought a powerful motorcycle last month and had a
learner's permit, but ignored advice about getting lessons.
The sixth overall pick in the 2004 draft, Winslow was limited to
just two games in his rookie season after breaking his right
leg in Week Two. He had two leg operations but was expected to
be ready for training camp in July.
Winslow signed a six-year, $40 million contract with the Browns
but lost a $5.3 million bonus due to the leg injury. He had
five receptions for 50 yards.
Information from The Associated Press and SportsTicker was used in this report.