Coach Lovie Smith confirmed that Knox would not play again this year. He was taken from the field on a cart early in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Smith says the surgery to stabilize a vetebra in his lower to mid back started Monday morning and was not finished as of midday.
The injury is not considered career-threatening.
After Knox caught a pass, Kam Chancellor poked the ball out of his hands, and as Knox made a diving attempt to retrieve it, he was hit by Anthony Hargrove and bent backward. Smith says it was “an unfortunate play” but not a dirty one.
SAN DIEGO — Philip Rivers threw for one score and reached the 4,000-yard mark for the fourth straight season, Ryan Mathews ran for two scores and hit 1,000 yards rushing, and the San Diego Chargers kept their slim postseason hopes alive with a 34-14 victory against the playoff-bound Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night.
The Chargers (7-7) neutralized Baltimore’s normally ferocious defense, which got Ray Lewis back after a four-game injury absence, and scored on six of their first seven possessions. San Diego is tied with Oakland, a game behind Denver with two to play. San Diego has won three straight after a six-game losing streak.
The Ravens (10-4) saw their four-game winning streak snapped, but clinched a playoff berth earlier in the day thanks to losses by the New York Jets, Oakland and Tennessee.
Around the league
• JETS: New York running back-kickoff returner Joe McKnight has a separated right shoulder, a person with knowledge of the injury said. McKnight was hurt in Sunday’s 45-19 loss at Philadelphia. McKnight is the team’s third-string running back, but as a kickoff returner he is averaging 32.3 yards a return, best in the league, and has a 107-yard touchdown.
• BROWNS: Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy has not yet been medically cleared to resume practice following a concussion, and it remains unclear if he will play again this season. Coach Pat Shurmur said McCoy remains day-to-day…. Wide receiver Jordan Norwood sustained a concussion on Sunday, at least the 11th reported head injury for the Browns this season.View Entire Story
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