NFL star announces shock retirement at just 29 after suffering a 'terrifying' blood clot

Billy Price is a former first round draft pick to the Cincinnati Bengals from 2018 But now he's calling it a career after a 'terrifying' blood clot and surgery READ MORE: Travis Kelce dislikes 'aggressive' Kansas City Chiefs schedule 

Billy Price, a former first-round draft pick in the NFL, announced his retirement from professional on Saturday morning due to the potential of complications from a blood clot.

Price, a center, has not played in the league since a stint with the Arizona Cardinals during the 2022 season.

In an emotional Instagram post, Price wrote, '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.

Billy Price, a center in the NFL, announced his retirement after finding a 'terrifying' blood clot

Billy Price, a center in the NFL, announced his retirement after finding a 'terrifying' blood clot

Price was drafted in 2018 out of Ohio State - where he was named the nation's top center

Price was drafted in 2018 out of Ohio State - where he was named the nation's top center

'Unfortunately, I will be retiring from the NFL as the risk of an internal bleed while on blood thinners creates tremendous risk.'

Price played in 69 career games (45 starts) with the Bengals, New York Giants and Cardinals since being selected by Cincinnati with the 21st overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft out of Ohio State.

With the Buckeyes, he won the Rimington Trophy, which honors the nation's top center, in 2017.

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