New England Patriots starting center David Andrews has been released from the hospital after suffering blood clots in his lungs, but his status for the season remains in jeopardy. As Christopher Price of the Boston Globe notes, this is not an isolated incident -- a number of NFL offensive linemen have been dealing with blood clots this year:
- Antonio Garcia, a third-round pick of the Patriots in 2017, was sidelined his entire rookie season because of blood clots in his lungs. He was released the following spring, and never played a game with New England. He is now with the Colts, but is suspended for the first four games of the 2019 season for violating the league’s performance-enhancing substance policy.
- Chargers left tackle Russell Okung suffered a Pulmonary embolism because of blood clots in June. Okung's status for the season remains uncertain.
- Bengals left guard Clint Boling retired because of a blood clot this offseason after eight seasons in the league.