Report: Bills center Eric Wood suffers a career-ending neck injury

January 26, 2018

According to multiple reports, Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood has suffered a career-ending neck injury. The news was first reported by SCOUT Fantasy Sports.

Our sources that have led us here have informed us it's a career ending neck injury and the player is former Louisville Cardinal and current @BuffaloBills center Eric Wood. Our heart goes out to him, his family and former and current teammates. @GoCards #L1C4 #BillsMafia

— SCOUT Fantasy Sports (@ScoutFantasy) January 26, 2018

ESPN's Adam Schefter has also reported the news on Wood, adding that this injury was not caused due to one specific incident.

Bills’ center Eric Wood’s career-ending neck injury is partly due to wear and tear, but one source characterized it as a “complicated medical situation.”

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 26, 2018

Wood, 31, just completed his ninth season with the Bills after the team took him in the first round (28th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft. During his tenure with the Bills, Wood started in all 120 games that he appeared in as center. He was the second-longest tenured Bill behind defensive tackle Kyle Williams, and just recently made his first playoff appearance this season.

Wood signed a two year, $16 million contract extension with the Bills just before last season. According to Over The Cap, he reporteldy received $14.2 million in guarantees, including a $6.5 million signing bonus.

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