After all the speculation over the past 12 hours, news has broke on why the urgent press conference this morning. Zachary Orr is expected to retire.
#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
After Ian Rapoport’s tweet Mike Garafolo tweeted more info on the matter.
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
Heartbreaking news for the third-year linebacker. After leading the team in tackles and receiving Second Team All-Pro this season, Orr will be leaving the NFL.
More updates will follow inside this article.
UPDATE: 9:57 AM
Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports Zachary Orr is retiring due to a serious neck injury.
“But in a cruel development, Orr is now dealing with a congenital neck condition that will end his career, according to multiple sources.”