Johnny Knox is still recovering from that brutal hit vs. Seattle in week 15.  

 

That hit he sustained from Kam Chancellor made him come off the field on a stretcher and out indefinitely for the season. 

 

It all started by a fumble and he dove for the ball and got nailed causing his back to bend backwards and injuring his spinal cord, causing it to shift. He had spinal fusion surgery in December to put part of spinal cord back in place. 

 

Projected to start season on PUP list, he is in rehab to recover fully from his injury. 

 

He is aiming to get back and play the game he loves.  He says he wants to get to 100% 1st before deciding when he will get back on the playing field. 

 

In February, he tweeted that he will have to wear a brace till mid-March. 

 

One doctor Alex Ghanayem, a spine surgeon at Loyola University Medical Center, told the Tribune immediately after Knox surgery that it will be a 6 month recovery before football related contact. 

 

Johnny Knox last season had 37 receptions for 727 yards, longest catch 81 yards, 2 touchdowns and 31 1st downs. Those 1st downs were keys to success.  

 

Hopefully Knox will have a speedy and full recovery.  But with Brandon Marshall, Devin Hester, Dane Sanzenbacher and Earl Bennett, the Bears could do fine without him.  

 

Good luck Knox with your recovery.  Hope to see you out there very soon. 

 

 

By TAGIII97