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.
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.
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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