Former Steelers Player Ryan Switzer Asking For Prayers After Infant Son Diagnosed With COVID-19, Set To Face Surgery

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Former Steelers wide receiver Ryan Switzer is asking for prayers as his son, Christian is in the hospital and battling COVID-19 and set to undergo surgery.

On Saturday morning, Switzer first asked for prayers, saying that he and his wife Gabie’s 9-month-old son Christian woke up in his own blood and was positive for COVID-19.

Switzer provided updates throughout the day, mentioning that doctors were trying to find the source of the bleeding.

After undergoing several blood transfusions, Switzer said the source of the bleeding was found and that surgery was being scheduled for Sunday morning.

After calling it the toughest day of his and Gabie’s life, Switzer again asked for the continuation of prayers.

Ryan and Gabie welcomed Christian to the world in May.