Former NFL First-Round Pick Retires At 29 Due To Blood Clot

Former NFL First-Round Pick Retires At 29 Due To Blood Clot


Offensive lineman Billy Price, a 2018 first-round draft selection by the Cincinnati Bengals, announced his retirement due to a “terrifying” health scare.

Price, 29, played five NFL seasons.

“In the blink of an eye, everything can be taken away. On April 24th I had emergency pulmonary embolism surgery to remove a saddle clot that was entering both of my lungs. As a healthy 29 year old, an unprovoked pulmonary embolism with no further medical explanation is terrifying. I am truly thankful to be alive today. Unfortunately, I will be retiring from the NFL as the risk of an internal bleed while on blood thinners creates tremendous risk,” Price said in an Instagram post.

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“I am truly thankful for the opportunity to have played in some

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