Bears say TE Miller had ‘ur­gent’ surgery on left leg

Rome News-Tribune - - SPORTS - By An­drew Selig­man As­so­ci­ated Press Sports Writer

LAKE FOR­EST, Ill. — Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller had surgery to save his left leg af­ter he tore an artery while dis­lo­cat­ing his knee dur­ing Sun­day’s loss at New Or­leans.

The team said the “ur­gent” op­er­a­tion Sun­day to re­pair a torn popliteal artery was suc­cess­ful.

Miller re­mains at Univer­sity Med­i­cal Cen­ter New Or­leans, with team med­i­cal per­son­nel and his wife and fa­ther by his side, af­ter suf­fer­ing a ca­reer-threat­en­ing in­jury.

Coach John Fox said Mon­day a vein was taken from the right leg to fix his left one. He said the pulse in Miller’s lower leg was good and that he had feel­ing in his foot.

“Not that he’s out of the woods by any stretch but it’s as good as could be ex­pected at this point,” Fox said.

Fox was un­sure if Miller re­mains in jeop­ardy of los­ing his leg, though am­pu­ta­tion ap­pears un­likely be­cause he re­ceived im­me­di­ate at­ten­tion.

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