Bears' Knox breaks silence about injury

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Bears' Knox breaks silence about injury

After suffering from a major back injury Dec. 18, Bears receiver Johnny Knox made his first public comments about the incident.

Knox underwent surgery after suffering from a fractured vertebra on an intense hit vs. the Seattle Seahawks. What does he remember about the hit?
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Johnny Knox Damn i fumbled lolRT @winterlander: @Jknox13 What do you remember if anything about the hit? GetWellSoon
Feb 02 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply
And the first thing that crossed his mind?

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Johnny Knox Can i move my legs...ok im goodRT @acvolk23: @Jknox13 what was the first thing that crossed your mind when you got hit?
Feb 02 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply
There has been an outpouring of questions and support for Knox within the past 24 hours and Knox sounds nothing but positive.

He told followers that he remembers the hit "Like it was yesterday," and that he hasn't watched the replay of the hit and is saving it for "way later."

What's an even scarier thought is how close to Knox was to being paralyzed.

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Johnny Knox If i tell u u wont be able to sleepRT @ELIg1692: @Jknox13 how close were u to never being able to walk?
Feb 02 via Echofon Favorite Retweet Reply

As for being able to play next season Knox replied, "I'm focusing on getting 100 first!"

Do you think Knox will return to the field next season? How worried were you after the hit?

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