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Knox carted off field; has movement, Lovie says

Posted on: December 18, 2011 1:26 pm
Edited on: December 18, 2011 6:17 pm
 
By Josh Katzowitz

UPDATED: Coach Lovie Smith said Johnny Knox has movement in his extremities.

"Johnny has total movement throughout his body, has total use of all his extremities," Smith told reporters.

Obviously, that's exceptional news.

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Already down a receiver after the Bears waived Sam Hurd on Friday, Johnny Knox appeared to be hurt seriously early in the first quarter of the Chicago-Seattle game.

After catching a pass from Caleb Hanie in the flat, Kam Chancellor caused Knox to fumble, and as Knox tried to recover the ball, he was blasted by Anthony Hargrove. The upper half of Knox’s body bent backward as his momentum tried to continue forward.

Knox

Earl Thomas ultimately recovered the ball for the Seahawks, but Knox remained on the turf for several minutes afterward. He was strapped to a body-board and taken off the field on a cart. Knox, whose helmet was removed, was moving his hands and arms as he was led off the field. He then gave a brief thumbs-up to the crowd.

He has a back injury and won't return to the game.

(H/T to Bubba Prog for the GIF)

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Comments

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: December 18, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Knox carted off field; has movement, Lovie says

Johnny Knox will undergo surgery Monday to stabilize vertebrae in his lower back and prognosis for his career and quality of life good.



Since: Dec 18, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Knox carted off field; has movement, Lovie says

$25,000 Dollars is a damn joke. This amount is probably 1/10th of what it will cost Knox in his first day at the hosptial. This was one of the most horrific things I have ever seen in football. The NFL needs to create a new rule and Hargrove should be used as the example. If you end someone's career you should be resonsible for all of their ongoing medical needs. This was blatant and abvious that he was going for Knox and not the ball. His fine should be at minimum whatever his current contract is worth. After all at least he will get to play again, Doubtful for Knox who was in my opinion the best receiver the Bears have had since Willie Gault. Hargrove should be thrown out of the NFL for what he did today, But just like Sam Hurd getting a 100K bail and Micheal Vick even still working at all along with Plexico Buress it's just time after time that these ignorant people are getting away with what ever the hell they want. I for one am getting piss poor tired of it and if they don't up this penalty will stop watching the NFL, not buy anything else from them and will start to actively campaign against them.



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:16 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

skiz, you're a real asshole.



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 4:04 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

Wow your a complete idiot, your what people hate about NFL fans (idiots)



Since: Jul 26, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2011 3:46 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

What's your point? This isn't girls tennis. GO SEAHAWKS!!!!



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: December 18, 2011 2:47 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

NFL UPDATE***  Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison has just been fined $25,000 by Roger Goodell and Ray Anderson for Hargrove's hit on Johnny Knox.  Further updates to follow.



Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

The commentators kept saying that the hit occurred when Hargrove and Knox both attempted to revocer the ball.  I say that is crap.  Hargrove wasn't attempting to recover the ball at all.  All he was trying to do was make sure that Knox didn't recover the ball.



Since: Aug 28, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2011 2:15 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

Lets all pray (if you do) for Johnny Knox.



Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

Scary hit, hope he's alright.



Since: Oct 23, 2011
Posted on: December 18, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Johnny Knox carted off field on body-board

Man  it just keeps getting worse and worse for Da Bears.


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