Billy Price abruptly retired after emergency surgery

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Billy Price, a veteran NFL center and first round draft pick in 2018, announced his retirement on social media this weekend after revealing that he underwent emergency surgery last month to remove a blood clot.
He said he suffered “an unprovoked pulmonary embolism,” and decided to retire because of the risk of internal bleeding.
“In the blink of an eye, everything can be taken away,” Price said in the caption of his post.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “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.
Unfortunately, I will be retiring from the NFL as the risk of an internal bleed while on blood thinners creates tremendous risk.”
ALL-PRO RUNNING BACK DAVID JOHNSON ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT FROM NFL AFTER 8 SEASONS He last played in the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals in 2022.
“I am truly thankful for the opportunity to have played in some of the greatest atmospheres around the world.

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Billy Price, a seasoned NFL center and 2018 first-round draft selection, revealed on social media this past weekend that he had emergency surgery last month to remove a blood clot.

On his Instagram, the 29-year-old professional made the announcement. He claimed to have experienced “an unprovoked pulmonary embolism,” and the possibility of internal bleeding led him to decide to retire.

Price wrote, “Everything can be taken away in the blink of an eye,” as the caption for his photo.

A saddle clot that was invading both of my lungs was removed during an emergency pulmonary embolism surgery on April 24. For a healthy 29-year-old, an unintentional pulmonary embolism with no apparent medical cause is horrifying. I genuinely feel grateful to be here today. Regretfully, I must announce my retirement from the NFL due to the elevated risk of internal bleeding while using blood thinners. ****.

In the 2018 draft, Price was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 21st overall pick. In 2021, he was traded to the New York Giants after playing there for three seasons. During his playing career, he made 45 starts in 69 games.

After eight seasons, All-Pro running back David Johnson announced his retirement from the NFL.

In 2022, he made his NFL debut with the Arizona Cardinals.

“I sincerely appreciate the chance to perform in some of the world’s most amazing settings. “I am grateful to have trained and competed with men who will go on to win Pro Bowls, make all-pro teams, and be inducted into the Hall of Fame,” he declared on Friday.

“To my wife: without your unwavering love and support, this career would not have been possible. We acknowledge and appreciate the sacrifices you have made throughout my career. We will be expanding our family, and I can’t wait to navigate this new chapter of life with you. ****.

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