It has been 71 weeks since David Pollack last appeared in an NFL game. It will likely be only two weeks more now until the Cincinnati Bengals' linebacker and 2005 first-round draft choice finds out if he will ever play again.
The knee damage suffered by former Wisconsin cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu in a training accident earlier this week is limited to his ACL and, while still serious, may not force the Badgers standout to miss the entire 2008 NFL season.
Wide receiver David Givens, who has appeared in only five games for the Tennessee Titans since signing a lucrative contract as a free agent in 2006, has undergone a third surgery to address a left knee injury suffered 14 months ago.
Tennessee Titans starting free safety Chris Hope, who missed five games in 2007 finished the season on injured reserve, has undergone neck surgery to address the spinal cord injury that knocked him out of action.