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Johnny Knox Injury Update: Chicago Bears Wideout Successfully Finishes Surgery, Prognosis 'Good'

The official Twitter account of the Chicago Bears is reporting that WR Johnny Knox has finished his surgery and appears poised for rehabilitation of his injured back:

LM: #Bears WR Johnny Knox is out of surgery. Procedure was successful. Football future prognosis remains good. No timetable set for return. 20 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The Bears' leading receiver with 727 receiving yards in 2011, Knox left Sunday's game after sustaining a severe injury in the first quarter. Earlier on Monday, Bears head coach Lovie Smith announced that Johnny Knox was not finished with his surgical procedures and that the third-year pro would miss the remainder of the season.

In recent weeks, the Bears have undergone a massive spate of injuries to their offense, losing QB Jay Cutler, RB Matt Forte, RG Chris Williams and now Knox.

The Bears will play again on Sunday evening, taking on the Green Bay Packers with their hopes of reaching the 2011 NFL Playoffs rapidly dwindling.

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