Ravens star linebacker Zach Orr is retiring at just 24 years old, after being a second team All-Pro in 2016.
According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport broke the shocking news on Twitter this morning.
#Ravens star LB Zach Orr is retiring because of a serious injury, sources say. Heart-breaking. Team couldn’t talk him out of it.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2017
Mike Garafolo has more on the injury that is reportedly leading Orr to a very early retirement.
Source said Orr was playing with a cracked bone in his shoulder late in the season. He missed Week 17 with what was termed a neck injury.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) January 20, 2017
Orr was a second team All-Pro this season, recording 132 tackles, five passes defenses, three interceptions and a forced fumble in 15 games this season, before missing that week 17 game. The former North Texas standout caught on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2014, playing primarily special teams as a rookie. Just two years later, he became an all-pro, and weeks later, has announced his retirement.
Of course, health is always most important, so we wish Orr the best in recovering from his injuries.