Bears TE Zach Miller Underwent Successful Vascular Surgery To Save His Leg


The Chicago Bears announced Monday that TE Zach Miller underwent successful vascular surgery to repair a torn artery in his knee.

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ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports Bears TE Zach Miller undergoing “urgent vascular surgery” on Sunday night to repair artery damage and save his leg from amputation after he suffered a dislocated knee.

By video, David Chao believes Miller suffered a multi-ligament injury with a minimum of two torn ligaments. The concern for Miller is to ensure that he did not suffer any or and nerve, which is why he was taken to a hospital.

This is, unfortunately, a similar injury to the one suffered by Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith a few years ago. Given that Miller is 33 years old, Chao says it’s possible that this could be a career-threatening injury.

We wish him the best in working his way back from a very serious injury.

Bears HC John Fox announced that TE Zach Miller suffered a dislocated knee and was taken to a local hospital.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with him,” Fox said of Miller.

This is clearly a season-ending injury for Miller and will lead to him being placed on injured reserve.

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Bears TE Zach Miller was carted off of the field during the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Saints after suffering what appears to be a devastating knee injury while catching a touchdown pass.

Miller, 33, is a former sixth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2009. He signed on with the Bears in 2015 and returned to the team on a two-year, $5.5 million contract includes $3 million guaranteed last year.

Miller stands to make a base salary of $1.5 million this season and will be an unrestricted free agent in 2018.

Entering today’s game, Miller had appeared in seven games and caught 20 passes for 236 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Miller’s injury as the news is available.

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