Bengals LB Pollack undergoes surgery for neck fracture

Jan 3, 2007 - 9:52 PM CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- Cincinnati Bengals linebacker David Pollack on Wednesday underwent surgery for a neck fracture.

Spine specialist Dr. Anthony Guanciale performed the procedure and said it went without complications.

Pollack's progress will be monitored closely by Dr. Guanciale in the coming months.

No forecast of Pollack's eventual return to the team will be made at this time.

Pollack suffered the injury when he collided with running back Reuben Droughns in a September 17 win over Cleveland. Pollack was motionless on the field for several minutes before being placed on a stretcher.

Pollack suffered no paralysis from the injury. He was quickly able to resume normal activities outside of football, although he continued to wear a neck immobilization device.

A first-round pick in 2005, Pollack became a starter in Week Six last season and recorded 35 tackles and 4 1/2 sacks.

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