Elder grad Eric Wood suffers career-ending injury with Buffalo Bills

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills center Eric Wood, a 2005 Elder High School graduate, has suffered a career-ending injury, he tweeted Friday. 

Wood, 31, played nine seasons with the Bills, starting in all 120 games he played with the team.

According to Wood's tweet, he was diagnosed with a neck injury during his season-end physical. Doctors said he would not be cleared to play football, even with surgery. 

Wood was a star on Elder's team and helped them win back-to-back Division I state championships in 2002 and '03. In college, he led the University of Louisville Cardinals' front wall and earned All-Big East Conference and All-American honors. The Bills picked him in the first round of the 2009 draft, 28th overall. 

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