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“Terrifying” health update forces ex-Cowboy into retirement

He's been forced to call it a career.

Michael W.

Former Dallas Cowboys OL Billy Price has announced his retirement from the National Football League after a "terrifying" health scare. 

Price, who was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1st round of the 2018 NFL Draft, announced he suffered a non-sports-related pulmonary embolism and needed surgery to halt a blood clot that was entering his lungs. 

He wrote the following personal update on Instagram: 

"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 briefly spent time with the Cowboys on their practice squad last season. 

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