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Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox will undergo back surgery to stabilize vertebrae in his back Monday following a hit that saw him carted from Soldier Field in the first quarter of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Coach Lovie Smith confirmed after the game that Knox had total movement throughout his body.
"[He] has total use of all of his extremities, which is good. He is not paralyzed or anything like that," he said.
While the team did not make any announcement regarding his status for the rest of the season, it was highly unlikely Knox would return for the Bears with only two games remaining, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The injury occurred after Knox fumbled the ball and went to retrieve it on the ground. As he did, Seahawks defensive tackle dove and hit Knox, violently bending back his upper body.
The game was delayed for more than five minutes as Knox was tended to by medical personnel and carted from the field, before being taken by ambulance to the hospital.
Knox had 36 receptions for 712 yards this season for two touchdowns. On Sunday he had just one catch for 15 yards before being forced from the game.
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Bears receiver Johnny Knox was taken from the field on a cart and transported to a hospital after receiving a crushing blow from Seahawks defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove. The Bears announced that Knox suffered a mid-back injury. Knox had just caught a pass from Caleb Hanie about four minutes into...
Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox was taken from the field on a cart with a mid-back injury in the opening minutes against the Seattle Seahawks and left the game.
Knox had just caught a pass from Caleb Hanie about four minutes into Sunday's game when Kam Chancellor poked the ball out of his hands. As Knox made a diving attempt to retrieve the ball, he was hit by Anthony Hargrove...
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...
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 (back) to miss rest of season
Bears WR Knox (back) to miss rest of season
(AP) — Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Monday.
With their playoff hopes fading fast, the Chicago Bears suffered a back-breaking 38-14 loss at home to Seattle Seahawks on Sunday…quite literally. Early in the game, Bears receiver JOHNNY KNOX makes a 17-yard reception and then loses the football. In his haste to recover the ball, Knox gets crushed head-on by Seahawks defender ANTHONY HARGROVE, bending his torso in ways not meant...
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...
Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox was placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Monday.
Bears Wide Receiver Johnny Knox emerged from surgery to repair vertabrae in his back, Monday afternoon.
Knox was caught in a violent hit during the first quarter of Sunday's Bears loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Sources said he fractured a facet joint, which supports the spinal column.
Reports say Knox will need three to four months to recover from the brutal hit that distorted...
CHICAGO Bears receiver Johnny Knox is slated to undergo surgery Monday to stabilize a vertebra in his mid-to-lower back after getting injured in Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Seahawks.
Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox was undergoing back surgery as of noon Monday and is out for the remainder of the season, coach Lovie Smith confirmed.
Bears coach Lovie Smith said receiver Johnny Knox had full movement in his body after being taken from the field on a cart with a lower back injury in the opening minutes of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.