Bears WR Johnny Knox, who will undergo spinal surgery Monday morning, suffered a fractured vertebrae, said Lovie Smith this morning on his radio show. Though Knox will obviously be out for the rest of the Bears' season, it's unknown how long the injury will keep him sidelined.
Knox is the Bears' leading receiver on the season, having hauled in 37 balls for 727 yards and two touchdowns. Clearly his production will be missed, especially in the big play department, where Knox led all Bears receivers in yards per catch with 19.7 and first downs with 31. With Knox out, it will be up to Earl Bennett, Devin Hester, Roy Williams and Kellen Davis to revitalize what has been a stagnant passing attack.
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