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Former First Round Pick Eric Wood Suffers Career-Ending Injury

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Eric Wood suffered a major injury.

Friday morning brought terrible news for a former first round pick. Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood reportedly suffered a career-ending neck injury.

Not much is known about the nature of the injury, but it's severe enough that he won't play football again. Wood's injury has been linked in part to "wear and tear" during his NFL career.

The injury has been characterized as a "complicated medical situation," according to Adam Schefter. Scout Fantasy Sports first reported the news that a Buffalo Bills offensive player suffered a career-threatening injury.

Wood is a former first round pick of the Bills in 2009. The nine-year veteran started 120 games for the Bills over his career.

The Bills are expected to announce Wood's retirement at a news conference Monday, according to Scout Fantasy Sports. Wood earned Freshman All-American honors after redshirting at Louisville.

The star offensive lineman was a two-time All-Big East team selection in 2007 and 2008. Wood wasn't seen as a top recruit coming out of high school and received just a 2-star rating from 247Sports.

Wood parlayed his time at Louisville into a solid NFL career. He was selected to the Pro Bowl in 2015.

It's a major blow to the Buffalo Bills offensive line. More importantly, however, it's terrible news for one of the best offensive lineman in the NFL.

Wood played in his first playoff game this year. Shortly after, he announced the birth of his first son, Garrett, on January 11.