On Friday morning, linebacker Zach Orr joined SiriusXM NFL Radio to discuss his decision to end his retirement. While on air with hosts Alex Marvez and Mark Dominik, Orr announced he did not receive a second opinion on his congenital spine deformity. This statement contradicts Orr’s initial one at the time of his retirement.
"It was probably a premature decision for me to retire so early just because I listened to one doctor," Orr said per Sporting News.
"After people found out I only went to one doctor, they were telling me, ‘You’ve got to go get a second opinion,'" he continued. "It was kind of eating at me. Obviously, I wanted to play ball. I love ball. I went ahead and did that.
"Every opinion after that I found out that I'm not as at great a risk. Really, there was only one doctor that looked me in the eye and told me I was at greater risk. The rest of the doctors told me I wasn't."
Again, this contradicts Orr’s initial statement at his retirement when he said he had talked to multiple doctors and spine specialists. Whatever the situation is, I hope Orr does due diligence and makes the right decision for himself and his family. Dennis Pitta was a success story for a year, leading all tight ends in catches in 2016, but another injury to his hip this offseason may cost him his career, and more which is a situation you hate to see with any player.