Photo: Johnny Knox’s Back Brace

Johnny Knox. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Johnny Knox. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(WSCR) Johnny Knox’s 2011 season ended early when he was hit awkwardly in the Bears’ loss to the Seahawks.

After the hit, which forced Knox’s back to bend upward, he was taken out on a stretcher. Further tests show that he had injured his vertebra and he would need surgery.

Earlier today, Knox tweeted a picture of the back brace he must wear. The only time he can take the brace off is when he showers.

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Credit: Johnny Knox Twitter!/Jknox13/status/165155493298450432