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Old 12-09-2006, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default David Pollack to Begin Comeback?

Good news as Pollack's neck has healed enough to where he will not have to undergo career-ending surgery. He should be cleared to start rehabbing sometime in the next few weeks.

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LAST UPDATE: 12/7/2006 11:07:01 PM

Cincinnati Bengal linebacker David Pollack suffered a season-ending injury in the Bengals home opener against the Browns.

Pollack fractured his C-6 vertebrae, and was placed in a halo to stabilize his neck.

Local 12 Sports Director Brad Johansen has some good news on Pollack's road to recovery.

It has been almost 12 weeks since the hit that changed his life. Three months of being locked inside the halo to secure his vertebrae, and now, in a sense, David Pollack has been set free. The halo is gone, replaced by a solid neck brace, and very soon he may be starting rehab in hopes of returning to the football field.

On the first offensive play for the Browns in the second game of the season, Pollack lowered his head to tackle Rueben Droughns, and broke the C-6 vertebrae in his neck.

David was carted off the field but wasn't down for long. Last month we followed him through Children's Hospital as he visited patients with neck injuries. Pollack tells Brad the doctors love how the break has healed, indicating he won't need surgery to fuse the vertebrae together, leaving open the possibility of #99 returning to the Bengals next year to play football again.

Pollack will have another MRI next week. Then, he will likely begin a six to nine months of rehab. His progress will be monitored to determine when and if the Bengals' first-round draft pick from last year can return.
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Old 12-09-2006, 07:56 PM   #2
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Well thats great news and it would very cool to David Pollack back on the football field playing again.
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Old 12-09-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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Im sure football fans across the spectrum wish David Pollack the very best - it would be great to have him back on the field.

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This is fantastic news that I had not heard. Thanks for sharing this. My very best wishes for the fullest of recoveries for David and his family.
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One of the very few on that roster with class and maturity. I wish him the best.
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One of the very few on that roster with class and maturity. I wish him the best.
Truer words were never spoken!! Wow....what a great comeback story that will be! I wish David and his family all the best.
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Very True.Hope to see Pollack back soon.
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Default Re: David Pollack to Begin Comeback?

Pollack has a lot of courage to even want to make a comeback.

I wouldn't blame him one bit if he said he was done with football especially after that kind of injury.

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Pollack said the doctor was concerned about the narrowed space between the vertebrate and was awaiting further MRI results.

Say a prayer for Pollack - he seems more grounded than most pro athletes and better equipped than most to handle not being able to play again, but he still has some tough days ahead.
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I wish David Pollack nothing but luck in his attempt to return to the field.
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