David Andrews is among multiple NFL offensive linemen who have had blood clot issues the last few years.
Antonio Garcia, a third-round pick of the Patriots in 2017, was sidelined his entire rookie season because of blood clots in his lungs. Garcia was placed on blood thinners and lost a significant amount of weight. He was released the following spring, and never played a game with New England, having made stops with the Jets and Colts. (He was recently 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, who realized the issue when he suffered from chest pains at practice, had hoped to play in 2019 — however, his status for the season remains uncertain.
Bengals left guard Clint Boling — like Andrews, a Georgia product known for his durability — retired because of a blood clot this offseason after eight seasons in the league. Boling was a rock for the Cincinnati offensive line, playing every snap last season. In all, he started all 16 regular-season games for the Bengals in five of the last seven years.