After suffering a horrific injury last December, Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox underwent surgery in order to stabilize a neck vertebra. Knox told reporters on Friday that his rehab is progressing but he has no timetable on when he’ll return to the field.
“No, for me I’m just taking it day by day. No rush. Live I’ve said, rehab is going well. I’m not trying to rush things and mess things up any worse, so I’m just taking it day by day,” said Knox.
Knox told reporters that he has not yet running at full speed and that he has “a lot of work to do” before even considering a return to the football field. Knox was the Bears’ deep threat on the field last season, leading the team with a 19.6 yard per reception average.
In order to address the need at the wide receiver position the Bears acquired WR Brandon Marshall via a trade with the Miami Dolphins and drafting WR Alshon Jeffery in the 2012 NFL Draft.