Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox will have surgery to stabilize a vetebra in his lower- to mid-back. He was taken off the field on a stretcher in the opening minutes of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Seahawks. He has a "positive prognosis for his career and quality of life," according to the Bears. The surgery is scheduled for Monday. "He has total movement throughout his body, has total use of all his extremities, which is good," coach Lovie Smith said. "We're doing tests right now. He has total movement. He's not paralyzed or anything." 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 and got bent backward. He stayed down for close to 10 minutes while being tended to by medical personnel.
Knox To Undergo Back Surgery