The tight end for the Chicago Bears, Zach Miller, was severely injured during Sunday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, Miller was rushed to the hospital and had to undergo emergency surgery.
Miller landed awkwardly on his leg after catching a 25-yard pass into the end zone, which was originally ruled as a touchdown, but was later reversed because he didn’t “maintain possession” of the ball. The reversed call upset fans even more, given the unfortunate circumstances.
According to ESPN, the injury was diagnosed as a “torn popliteal artery.” Some reports suggested that amputation was considered to save his leg, but that has not been confirmed. ESPN also stated that Miller had an MRI on Monday, which is a good sign.
Following the incident, many fans and other football players sent their love and prayers to Miller. Among those included defensive tackle for the New York Giants Damon Harrison, offensive tackle for the Chargers Chris Hairston, and former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson.
The Bears released an update on Miller Monday afternoon, confirming that the tight end had a “successful surgery,” but will remain in the hospital until further notice. Read the team's full statement below.
Watch a clip showing Miller’s injury from the game below. WARNING: This content may be difficult for some viewers to watch.
Please keep Zach Miller in your prayers today. In other news, a family affected by the California wildfires is also in need of prayer after losing their last living child.