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Doctors reportedly fighting to save Bears TE Zach Miller's leg after injury

Doctors reportedly fighting to save Bears TE Zach Miller's leg after injury”

Maybe try avoiding the phrase "add insult to injury" around Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller.

"He's progressing well", Fox said.

An official Bears statement read: "During our game at the New Orleans Saints, TE Zach Miller sustained a serious injury to his left knee and immediate evaluation from our medical team on site rushed him to nearby University Medical Centre New Orleans (UMC) for urgent vascular surgery to fix a torn popliteal artery".

Whether or not Miller completed the catch is a viable question, but there's definitely not proof that he didn't complete the catch, which is what officials would need to overturn such a play.

Multiple reports in the American media suggested Miller, 33, was in danger of having his leg amputated as a result and he remains hospitalised for further evaluation.

A source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen later Monday that the artery was found "shredded from above the knee joint to below the knee" by the vascular surgeons, who diagnosed Miller's injury as a lateral subluxation.

Another potential complication from a dislocated knee is nerve damage in the lower leg. Fox did not clarify whether Miller suffered nerve damage but is under the impression Miller did not.

"Not being a doctor, but the feedback I've gotten is the initial concern was the artery and I didn't hear much other than that, so from a prognosis standpoint, ". He says they "addressed it, and like I said, he's progressing well".

Fox said Monday a vein was taken from the right leg to fix his left one.



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