Sunday night, tight end for the Chicago Bears, Zach Miller, underwent emergency surgery in New Orleans after a nasty fall in the end zone.
The surgery took place following the Bears’ loss to the New Orleans Saints. Doctors hope to repair a damaged artery in the player’s leg.
The injury occurred in the third quarter after an exceptional catch in the end zone. Safety for the Saints, Rafael Bush, hit Miller while he was in air mid-catch causing Miller to have a rough landing. As Miller tried to get up, he was in obvious pain as he rolled back down, ball still in hand.
This is being considered to be a more significant dislocation as surgeons planned on grafting tissue from the other leg to make the repair to the artery. The Bears veteran spent the night in the hospital and coach John Fox said that the team is keeping their tight end in their thoughts and prayers.
The leg has been stabilized and Miller will remain at University Medical Center in New Orleans for further evaluation.