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Veteran lineman Billy Price retires from NFL after emergency surgery

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VETERAN offensive lineman Billy Price has retired from the NFL after a medical emergency.

Price, a first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, revealed he suffered complications from a blood clot.

Offensive lineman Billy Price was forced to retire from the NFL due to a blood clotCredit: Getty
Price revealed he had a medical emergency when the clot became a pulmonary embolismCredit: Getty

Price shared on Instagram that he is forced to retire from the NFL due to the medications he is taking.

“In the blink of an eye, everything can be taken away,” he wrote.

“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 was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 21st overall pick out of Ohio State.

He played for the Bengals from 2018-2020, before being traded to the New York Giants in 2021.

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Price spent a year with the Giants and then signed with the Arizona Cardinals in free agency in 2022.

He hasn’t played in a regular season NFL game since his stint with the Cardinals.

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Price has bounced around practice squads though, spending the 2023 season with the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys.

He was not signed to any squad at the time of his medical retirement.

Fans were quick to share their support for the offensive lineman in his Instagram comments.

“Love you man. Glad you are ok,” one fan said.

“Glad God has got your back. Happy you were able to live out your OSU and pro football career,” another fan said.

“I am so glad you’re still here today for your beautiful wife and baby boy!!” a third fan said.

“Congratulations on an amazing career, but we’re just glad you’re ok!” a fourth fan said.

“Prayers to the Next chapter together and healthier!” a fifth fan said.

Price has a wife and a son that he will get to spend extra time with now in his retirement.

Price spent five years in the NFL with three different teamsCredit: Getty
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