Found May 24, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
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When Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox suffered a horrifying injury to vertebrae in his back last December, many anticipated that this would happen. But Bears fans were optimistic that Knox might be ready to go by the time the 2012 NFL season kicked off. If his appearance in organized team activities this morning were any indication, that just might be a pipe dream as he seems destined for the injured reserve list. Very underweight and acknowledging to reporters that he may miss the entire season, Knox was still in high spirits and optimistic as he addressed questions from the media. ‘‘It could happen, but I’m staying optimistic. My main focus is in the weight room. I’m not in a rush. This is my spine, the core of my body I’m dealing with. It’s not my knee, ankle or shoulder. I’m taking my time. I’m doing great; I’m feeling a lot better from Day 1. I’m getting stronger. Working on some things to get stronger in my lower body and my back. Most importantly, mentally, too.’’ He a
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