Johnny Knox Back Injury Not Career Threatening

Chicago wide receiver Johnny Knox‘s back injury in the Bears versus Seakhawks game on Sunday will thankfully not be a career ender. The Bears released a statement saying Johnny Knox will be able to return to the game in 2012 after he was bent nearly in half during a frightening collision with Seahawks defensive end Anthony Hargrove at Soldier Field. Watching the Johnny Knox injury video, it is amazing he didn’t come out of this nasty collision even worse.

Watching Bears player Johnny Knox bent in half on video after the terrifying impact with Anthony Hargrove is hella scary! Knox had just scooped up a ball from Calab Hanie right before the collision. Seahawks player Kam Chancellor managed to knock the ball out of Knox’s hands and the Chicago wider receiver dove for it. That’s when Anthony Hargrove hit him hard, bending him nearly backward.

Johnny Knox groaned on the ground for nearly 10 minutes while he was being worked over by medical personnel. He was then transported off the field on a stretcher by the dreaded cart. Thankfully, coach Lovie Smith was quick to tell the press that Knox “has total movement throughout his body, has total use of all his extremities” and is “not paralyzed or anything.”

Knox is seriously lucky to come out of this crash without a more severe injury. As it is, Knox will have to undergo surgery on Monday to stabilize a vetebra in his back. According to estimated times of recovery, Knox should be okay to return to play by next season.

The game between the Seakhawks and the Bears was rather brutal for injuries on both sides. In addition to Knox’s injury, Bears saftey Chris Conte ended up with an injury to his foot and Seakhawks receiver Mike Williams broke his ankle in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the Bears are still also trying to deal with receiver Sam Hurd‘s arrest on multiple drug charges. To add insult to injury, the Bears went on to lose to the Seahawks 38 to 14.

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