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Johnny Knox to undergo back surgery

Updated: December 19, 2011, 1:02 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- Bears receiver Johnny Knox will have surgery to stabilize a vetebra in his lower- to mid-back after being taken from the field on a cart in the opening minutes of Sunday's 38-14 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

He has a "positive prognosis for his career and quality of life," according to the Bears. The surgery is scheduled for Monday.

"He has total movement throughout his body, has total use of all his extremities, which is good," coach Lovie Smith said. "We're doing tests ...

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