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Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller had surgery to “save his leg”



Bears tight end Zach Miller had emergency surgery Sunday night, to repair an artery in his left leg, after he dislocated his knee while attempting to grab a touchdown against the Saints.

Miller dislocated his knee when he landed awkwardly in the end zone while trying to haul in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell Trubisky. The 33-year-old tight end was carted off and taken to the hospital.

According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, league sources told him that surgeons were working to “save Miller's leg,” although it was not clear whether amputation was ever considered.

The Bears issued a statement Monday that surgeons from the University Medical Center New Orleans completed successful surgery to stabilize the injury. Miller remains at the hospital with Bears medical personnel for further evaluation.

“We are thinking of Zach and his family and support from our entire organization goes out to them,” the Bears said in the statement.

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