Browns yet to disclose details of Winslow's injuries

Updated: May 10, 2005, 1:48 PM ET news services

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow was released from the hospital Tuesday, nine days after a motorcycle accident left him with internal injuries and a damaged right knee.

 Kellen Winslow

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," 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 recover."

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.