Chicago Bears wide receiver Johnny Knox was carted off the field in the first quarter of the Bears vs Seahawks game on Sunday.  Knox had just caught a pass from Caleb Hanie, but fumbled the ball directly following.  When going after the loose ball Knox was hit and it did not look good.  He was on the field for a good five minutes and was carted off directly into an ambulance.  Johnny Knox was moving his hands and fingers as he’s carted off the field and was able to give a brief thumbs-up.

The cart took Knox to an ambulance and he was transported to a hospital according to the WBBM-AM 780 broadcast.  It is confirmed that he has full use of all of his extremities.

We wish him nothing but the best and a safe, full recovery.

UPDATE:  Lovie Smith said on his radio show that Johnny Knox suffered a fractured vertabrae.

WARNING – this is pretty grim: