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.
Zach Miller’s nasty leg injury pic.twitter.com/up2989YWxm
— Bryan (@PrimeBryan) October 29, 2017
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:
Update from the Chicago Bears on status of TE Zach Miller. pic.twitter.com/zJUf9W8Hh3
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 30, 2017
Miller's catch in the end zone did not count as a touchdown, and the Bears eventually lost the game 20-12.