Johnny Knox has back surgery

Updated: December 19, 2011, 8:46 PM ET
By Michael C. Wright | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears receiver Johnny Knox was placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery Monday.

Medical personnel carted Knox off the field on a stretcher in the first quarter of Sunday's loss to Seattle after the receiver -- scrambling to recover his own fumble -- absorbed a devastating hit from Seahawks defensive end Anthony Hargrove.

Knox suffered a fractured vertebra, the team said, and surgery was performed ...

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