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Bills center Eric Wood to retire due to neck injury

By Scooby Axson
January 26, 2018

Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood says he has a neck injury that will end his career.

Scout Fantasy first reported Wood's injury and adds a press conference is scheduled for Monday to make an announcement.

"I was diagnosed with a neck injury as part of my season-ending physical with the Bills," Wood said on Twitter. "After consultation with Dr. Cappuccino and other physicians, I was informed that I was no longer cleared to play football, even with surgery or further treatment."

The 31-year-old Wood was drafted in the first round of the 2009 NFL draft and has spent his entire career with the Bills, making 120 starts in his nine seasons.

Wood, who made the Pro Bowl in 2015, played every single snap for the Bills this season, anchoring a line that helped Buffalo rank sixth in rushing offense. 

In August, Wood signed a two-year contract extension worth $21.3 million, with $14 million in guaranteed money.

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