In a report, initially published by ScoutFantasy, Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood has suffered a career-ending neck injury. Multiple outlets have no confirmed the report. Wood, who turns 32 this offseason, played in every snap of the 2017 season.
“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,’” reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In his nine-year career with the Bills, Wood has started 120 games and been the most consistent starter on the offensive line over that time span. Wood was one of the few players on the roster who were a part of the drought for the long haul. Wood has been a staple in the community in Buffalo since arriving in 2009.
Some things are more important than football. This month, Wood welcomed a baby boy. He also is very active in the community, raising funds for those in need. We’ve included links below if you’d like to donate.
We can always use the support at the Eric Wood Fund and all the money will benefit those in Western New York!https://t.co/hsDlj91nlm— Eric Wood (@EWood70) January 4, 2018
ScoutTFantasy has reported there is a news conference planned for Monday. When we have more info we will share it.
Wood shared a statement of his own after the news broke, thanking everyone for their concerns and promising to share more information on Monday: