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Pollack OK after tumble
Star needs 32 stitches in head

By Marc Weiszer
marc.weiszer@onlineathens.com

Georgia senior All-American defensive end David Pollack needed 32 stitches to close a cut on his head early Saturday morning after falling down a flight of stairs while at the boathouse of a teammate at Lake Lanier, his mother Kelli said Monday night.
Pollack was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where he was treated and released. Kelli Pollack and her husband Norm visited their son in Athens on Monday. David Pollack participated in an workout earlier in the day and played racquetball.
"He's fine. We were with him all weekend and just went up there again tonight," Kelli Pollack said from the family's Snellville home. "He was dancing all over the place like crazy as usual."
The accident occurred at about 2:30 Saturday morning at offensive lineman Bartley Miller's boathouse, Kelli Pollack said. Quarterback David Greene and center Russ Tanner were among friends on the outing.
Pollack woke up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom but was unfamiliar with where he was and stumbled and fell down the steps, hitting his head on a glass case displaying an Amberjack fish, she said.
"He hit his head on it and severed two arteries," Kelli Pollack said. "It was not pretty. He got 10 stitches inside and 22 stiches on the outside."
Kelli Pollack said a doctor who treated Pollack said if the cut had been three inches over in one direction, Pollack wouldn't have lived and if it had been 11Ž2 inches the other way, Pollack would have lost an eye.
Pollack lost between two and three pints of blood in the incident in which she said alcohol was not involved.
Kelli Pollack said Tanner's quick response kept the injury from becoming worse.
"If it wasn't for Russ, I don't know what would have happened," she said. "He was bleeding really bad and Russ had enough sense to get out a beach towel and put it on the side of the head and applied the pressure to stop the artery from squirting out blood. He was very calm. I guess they were all calm because it could have been nasty. Luckily, it wasn't."

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That sounded pretty bad. Glad to hear he is doing ok now.
Thanks, NB. I'm glad, too.
Sounds like he was drunk out of his mind. 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky
Pride_of_the_South Wrote:Sounds like he was drunk out of his mind. 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky 04-drinky
Pollack's not a drinker. You just say that because if you were him, you'd probably be drunk. But Pollack's not like that.
From what I have read and heard about him, Pollack is a first class guy all the way. It would be hard to believe he would be drunk.
Pollack isn't a drinker only showing how stupid Pride is....the guy goes to plenty of parties but doesn't drink. Been to several he attedned.
SouthLink02 Wrote:Pollack isn't a drinker only showing how stupid Pride is....the guy goes to plenty of parties but doesn't drink. Been to several he attedned.
So you go from Louisiana all the way over to Athens just to go to Pollack's parties? :wave:
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