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Bears TE Zach Miller has surgery to save injured left leg

Posted: 7:07 AM, Oct 30, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-30 18:16:30Z

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery to save his injured left leg after he was hurt in a game on Sunday, according to an ESPN report .

In the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints, Miller jumped to catch a pass in the end zone but dislocated his knee upon landing.

He was carted off the field several minutes later and was taken to a New Orleans-area hospital, ESPN reported .

Citing sources, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Miller's dislocated knee included damage to an artery that required the involvement of vascular surgeons.

The team issued the following statement on Twitter:

Miller's catch in the end zone did not count as a touchdown, and the Bears eventually lost the game 20-12.