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Bears’ Zach Miller has emergency surgery in effort to save leg


Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery Sunday night to repair his dislocated left knee in New Orleans.


According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, vascular surgeons were called in to save Miller’s left leg from amputation.


The procedure was “more significant” than a regular dislocation, and included grafting tissue from Miller’s other leg to repair the damaged artery, per the report.

Zach Miller was carted off the field Sunday before undergoing emergency surgery.

(Butch Dill/AP)


Miller, 33, suffered the gruesome injury when he landed awkwardly while making an over-the-shoulder catch in the end zone during the third quarter against the Saints.


Though his right knee made initial contact with the field, Miller’s left knee appeared to buckle as it landed with most of his weight.

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The gruesome injury occured in the third quarter.

(Butch Dill/AP)


Bears medical personnel rushed to help the veteran, who remained on the ground for several minutes before being carted off the field.


Officials later negated the touchdown catch, ruling Miller did not maintain possession of the ball.

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