Johnny Knox’s gruesome back injury on Sunday against the Seahawks will end his season.
That’s no surprise. Thankfully, the prognosis for Knox’s recovery is good. Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports that Knox can recover in roughly 3-4 months.
Knox reportedly cracked a facet joint, which help keep the spinal column stable. Lovie Smith didn’t believe the hit was dirty.
“No, I can’t say that. The guy was playing hard. An unfortunate play. It’s a violent sport,” Smith said.
Despite starting the year on the bench, Knox has almost twice as many receiving yards as any wideout on the team. 2012 is the last year on his rookie contract.