LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears say tight end Zach Miller had “urgent” surgery to repair an artery in his left leg after suffering a gruesome injury in Sunday’s loss at New Orleans.
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The team says the operation Sunday to repair a torn popliteal artery was successful. Miller remains at University Medical Center New Orleans.
Miller dislocated his knee when he landed in the end zone attempting to catch a 25-yard touchdown pass from Mitchell Trubisky. The injury, which was replayed several times on the scoreboard, forced the 33-year-old tight end to be carted off and taken to the hospital.
After a replay review, officials ruled the ball hit the ground when Miller bobbled it on his way down.
The injury is the latest in a long line for Miller, third on the team in catches (20) and second in yards receiving (236).
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Miller also missed the final six games last season after playing well enough for Chicago in 2015 to receive a two-year contract from the Bears following that season.
But he has had trouble staying healthy since Jacksonville drafted him in 2009.
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