Dec 12, 2022; Glendale, Ariz., USA; Arizona Cardinals center Billy Price (53) prepares for pre-game warm ups before playing against the New England Patriots at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-Arizona RepublicNfl Cardinals Patriots 1213 New England Patriots At Arizona Cardinals

Veteran C Billy Price (blood clot) announces retirement

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

Price, a center, last played in the league with the Arizona Cardinals during the 2022 season.

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

–Field Level Media

Apr 22, 2023; Boulder, CO, USA; Colorado Buffaloes head coach Deion Sanders during the first half of the spring game at Folsom Filed. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Deion Sanders to undergo surgery for blood clot

Colorado head coach Deion Sanders is set to undergo emergency surgery Friday morning to remove a blood clot from his groin, according to former NFL player Adam “Pacman” Jones.

Jones made the announcement Thursday on “The Pat McAfee Show,” where Jones is a weekly guest.

Jones said he talked directly to Sanders and that the surgery is set for 6 a.m. It’s unclear where Sanders is having the procedure.

The news comes days after Sanders, 55, was informed by doctors that blood flow issues in his left foot could force surgeons to consider amputation.

Dr. Donald Jacobs told Sanders in a meeting that included CU medical staff that “he could lose the foot.” Sanders has no feeling at the bottom of the foot and already underwent surgery to amputate two toes because of blood clotting.

Another surgeon told the Pro Football Hall of Famer that the blood pressure in his foot was just two-thirds what was measured in his arm.

Sanders underwent multiple surgeries in 2021 and missed three games during his time as the head coach at Jackson State. He returned to the sidelines coaching from a wheelchair and later with the use of a custom scooter.

–Field Level Media