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Pollack's season over.
By GREG STEPHENS--MOP Squad Sports Staff Writer
Sep 18, 2006 - 6:05:00 PM

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Cincinnati, OH--The Cincinnati Bengals, on the heels of a strong 34-17 victory over division rival Cleveland Browns, announced Monday linebacker David Pollack's season has already come to an end. Pollack, on the second Cleveland offensive play of the game, collided hard with Browns' running back, Reuben Droughns. Pollack went down flat on his stomach, kicking his legs in obvious pain.

Medical personnel were able to remove Pollack via stretcher after tending to him for several minutes. As Pollack was being rolled off the field, he gave the crowd two thumbs-up.

Reports from Pollack's family indicate he broke his C6 vertebre in his neck. He should remain in the hospital until at least Tuesday, but is not believed he will require surgery. He will, however, be required to wear a halo neck brace.

While Pollack's season is over, he should be able to make a full recovery and return next year assuming successful rehabilitation. The Bengals, who have two potent linebackers in Brian Simmons and Landon Johnson, will make all efforts to patch Pollack's position until Odell Thurman returns after the Bengals bye-week in week five.

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