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The Chicago Bears released speedy wide receiver Johnny Knox on Tuesday after he was unable to return to the field in 2012. Knox suffered a horrific back injury in December 2011 while playing against the Seattle Seahawks. One day after his release, Knox told reporters that he has given up any plans of returning to the NFL and is retiring from the game.
Anyone that saw the hit on Knox would realize it’s a miracle that he is even able to walk. His body was contorted in such a way, it’s remarkable that he wasn’t paralyzed. He realizes that and has decided to move on. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the 26-year old receiver still walks with a limp. The paper states that he struggles to stand or sit comfortably.
Knox underwent spinal fusion surgery the day after receiving the hit. He looked as if he was on the verge of becoming a top receiver in the NFL and reached the Pro Bowl in his rookie season as a kick returner, showcasing his speed.
He told the Sun-Times that he has no regret...
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The Chicago Bears officially terminated the contract of wide receiver/special teams ace Johnny Knox on Tuesday.
Knox has now stepped forward to call it a day in the aftermath of a devastating spinal injury has limited his ability to perform at the NFL level.
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Johnny Knox was cut earlier this week by the Chicago Bears. The wide receiver/return specialist vowed to return to the game, but after a few days of contemplation he appears to have changed his mind.
At the tender age of 26 he is retiring from football.
Knox has not played since taking the above hit in a game against Seattle back in December 2011. More than 13 months later...
Johnny Knox still hopes to continue the professional football career that got put on hold following a gruesome hit that led to spinal fusion surgery late in the 2011 season. Unfortunately, it won’t be with the Chicago Bears In a move that should surprise no one but is still tinged with sadness, the Bears terminated the contract of Knox on Tuesday. Bears General [...]
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, former Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox has decided to retire from the game of football.
Knox is reportedly still walking with a limp 14 months after undergoing a spinal fusion operation. He also ”struggles to sit or stand” comfortably.
“I was centimeters away from being paralyzed, so just sitting here and talking, I’m appreciative of...
Fantasy Football News - Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox has retired from football at the age of 26, 14 months after his spinal fusion operation.
FFLockerRoom Take - We wish the young man plenty of success throughout his life. While it is easy to get lost in the game, it brings to you the harsh reality at times of how this game really affects someone’s life. Narrowly avoiding...
Johnny Knox may not play in the NFL ever again. Knox missed the 2012 season and sources told the Chicago Tribune that the wide receiver is “unlikely to play again.”
Knox sustained a thoracic-lumbar junction fracture-dislocation with neurological involvement back in Week 15 of the 2011 season.
Since that time Knox has had to retrain himself how to walk and get out of bed. On Tuesday...
The Chicago Bears announced on Tuesday that they’ve officially terminated the contract of WR Johnny Knox.
Knox, who is recovering from a fractured vertebrae, missed the entire 2012 season and was set to become an unrestricted free agent. The Bears could have retained him for another season by tolling his contract since he was placed on PUP, but obviously elected to pass on...
Bears wideout Johnny Knox has told the Chicago Sun-Times that his professional football career is over.Fantasy Spin:Knox never fully recovered from the spinal fusion surgery he had in December 2011 to repair nerve damage. The 26-year-old will hang up his cleats after just three NFL seasons. In that time, Knox was able to amass 2,214 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns with his most...
During his time with the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Johnny
Knox showed flashes of a dynamic wide receiver with big-play capability.
However, following a devastating hit in December of 2011 and after undergoing
an arduous rehab process, Knox has said that his playing career is over.
In talking with Sean Jensen of The Chicago Sun-Times, Knox
admitted that this is a “hard pill...
The Chicago Bears today terminated the contracted of vested veteran wide receiver Johnny Knox, who missed all of last season due to a back injury. The team also signed a third-year cornerback.
One day after the Chicago Bears terminated Johnny Knox's contract, the former wide receiver has decided to move on from football.