Found December 19, 2011 on The Slanch Report:

At first it was a play like nearly any other, Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox received a pass from Caleb Hanie (actually, that Hanie got a completion off IS kinda extraordinary) but Knox received a quick pop that jarred the ball loose from his hands. Frantically diving after the fumble, Knox had the unfortunate luck to almost reach the ball at the same time as the Seattle Seahawks' Anthony Hargrove.

The hit bent Knox back in a most incredibly painful looking way.  


Fortunately, Knox (while seriously hurt) was not seriously injured. However, he will be having surgery to repair a vertebrae which will knock him out for the rest of the season.

Knox folded in half by a brutal hit

During today’s game against the Seahawks, Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox gets hit and bent backwards.  He was carted off on a stretcher but was moving his hands as he left the field, so that’s a good sign.  We wish him nothing but the best and a safe, full recovery. WARNING – this is pretty grim:     Link to original article: Johnny Knox Gets Bent In Half...

The Chicago Bears lose WR Johnny Knox for the rest of the season

25-year old WR Johnny Knox is done for the year for the Chicago Bears.  He will undergo surgery today to stabilize a vertebra in his back.  He will have a 3-4 month recovery period if his surgery today is successful.  Knox played in 13 games for the Bears this year and he caught 36 passes for 712 yards (19.8 avg) with 2 TD grabs.  He also returned 14 kickoffs for 374 yards (26...

Bears WR Knox (back) to miss rest of season

Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Monday. Coach Lovie Smith confirmed that Knox would not play again this year. He was taken from the field on a cart early in Sunday's blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Smith says the surgery to stabilize a vetebra in his lower to mid back started Monday morning and was not finished...

Gruesome -- Johnny Knox Bent In Half

Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox Gets Bent In Half? Johnny Knox Gets Bent In Half. A Spine surgeon says Johnny Knox should be fine for 2012. But when a surgeon says you'll be fine and he/she is a... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Bears WR Knox taken to hospital after vicious hit

Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox was taken off the field on a board and cart and transported to a hospital during the first quarter of Sunday's game with what team officials described as a "mid-back injury."

Bears WR Knox had movement in arms leaving Soldier Field

Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox was carted off the field in Chicago on Sunday after taking a scary hit midway through the first quarter.

Chicago Bears suffer another loss, sustain another injury

Things are not going very well for the Chicago Bears at the end of the 2011 regular season. After sustaining yet another loss, the team sustained yet another injury, this time to WR Johnny Knox. Knox was hit while diving for a ball four minutes into their contest against the Seattle Sehawks. Johnny Knox was bent backwards and remained motionless on the field for over...

Calling all deep threats

Bears receiver Johnny Knox has been placed on injured reserve and Devin Hester is dealing with a number of hobbling leg injuries. Who then can the offense rely on to stretch the field?

Chicago Benches Caleb Hanie For Josh McCown

According to, the Chicago Bears will be heading in a different direction this weekend to try to save their once promising season. The Bears will be starting Josh McCown in place of embattled backup Caleb Hanie. The decision was made on Wednesday, and it comes at the most dire of times. The Bears will be playing the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday Night Football...

Forget this season, Bears have big issues to sort out on 2012

Whether it’s Rex Grossman for Kyle Orton or Craig Krenzel for Jonathan Quinn, a new starting quarterback usually elicits an automatic wave of enthusiasm and hope among Bears fans. But the likelihood that Josh McCown will replace Caleb Hanie for the game against the Packers at Lambeau Field on Sunday...
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