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