Knox's Recovery on Schedule.................
Inside the Bears
Johnny Knox on pace to return in July, agent says
By Sean Jensen on February 24, 2012 10:20 AM | 1 Comment | No TrackBacks
The agent for Bears receiver Johnny Knox said his client is in good spirits and on track to return to full strength in July.
"His rehab has been going great," agent Marc Lillibridge told the Sun-Times. "He's on the schedule that he planned to be back by early to mid July. He feels good." Lillibridge reiterated the encouraging update from Bears coach Lovie Smith.
"Right now with Johnny, looking at that injury, I'm just counting on him to get better each day and we'll see how it all plays out," Smith said. "There's a long road to recovery. We have time. So we'll just see how it plays out. Johnny's ready to go. Of course, he's one of our guys. And I'm hoping that he'll be OK."
Knox required surgery to stabilize a vertebra in his back after enduring a horrific hit in a 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks in December. Lillibridge said Knox hasn't had any setbacks yet and that his quality of life is "as good as it could be" now.
Lillibridge added that his client has been thankful for the support of the Bears medical staff.
"The team has been phenomenal with Johnny's rehab," Lillibridge said. "He couldn't ask for a better staff."
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Great news. Hopefully the Bears can trade Knox in August. ;-)
Glad to hear, but will he be mentally ready to take those hits again? He wasn't exactly one to get physical and fight for the ball before; how will he do now? Desean Jax got concussed a few times and now refuses to do anything but go routes; which has limited his effectiveness. Knox wasn't even to that potential, if the same happens to him he'll be all but useless for all but a few plays a game.
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Glad to hear he is recovering, but if he tries to play FB again, I think he is an idiot. The dude almost got killed. Take the money you made (hopefully you saved some of it) and retire. Same goes for Peyton Manning.