WR Knox eyeing return to Bears after injury vs. Seahawks

WR Knox eyeing return to Bears after injury vs. Seahawks

Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 18: Caleb Hanie #12 of the Chicago Bears checks on teammate Johnny Knox #13 after Knox was injured against the Seattle Seahawks at Soldier Field on December18, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Seahawks defeated the Bears 38-14.

Print
Email
|

by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on May 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Updated Thursday, May 24 at 7:42 AM

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Johnny Knox insists he will play again for the Chicago Bears. He's just not sure when.

Knox said Wednesday that he hopes to be ready for the opener even though he realizes he could miss a big chunk of the season after suffering a back injury on a horrific hit against Seattle in December.

He had just caught a pass when Seattle's Kam Chancellor poked the ball out of his hands. As Knox made a diving attempt to retrieve it, he got bent backward on a hit by Anthony Hargrove, leaving him with an injury that required surgery to stabilize a vertebra in his back.

He says he is lifting weights on machines and jogging. He says he is in no hurry.

Print
Email
|