Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is out for the rest of the season after dislocating his knee while playing against the New Orleans Saints Sunday.
The nasty injury came when he caught the pass in the end zone and landed in a way that his knee buckled under him.
Dr. David J. Chao wrote in a piece for the San Diego Union-Tribune: “A dislocation equals a multi-ligament injury. Miller has torn at least two ligaments, likely three. As predicted, he went to the hospital to be checked for artery damage.”
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Judging by the video, Dr. Chao said that major ligament reconstruction surgery is likely in Miller’s future: “Unfortunately, with this severe injury and his age of 33 years, this is considered career threatening.”
The gruesome video and Twitter reactions are below.
@ProFootballDoc Thoughts on Zach Miller? Watch left knee. pic.twitter.com/yWAAKTwxMR
— Tyler Riordan (@MrSportsTake) October 29, 2017
Football fans were heartbroken by the news… not just because of Miller’s injury, but also because his touchdown was reversed and the Bears lost the game.
The refs that called back that Zach Miller TD are heartless.
— B. (@Bryan1016) October 29, 2017
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@NFL overturned Zach Miller TD was top 3 the worst call I have ever seen, and I am a Saints fan. Literally nothing in the replay to overturn
— Blombo (@MightyBlombo) October 29, 2017
Thought I was having a bad day but then I watched Zach Miller literally give his left leg for a TD that got overturned…
— Kelsey Ritner (@KelseyRitner) October 29, 2017
Zach Miller gave up his leg for a Bears touchdown, and the refs took it away. ????. https://t.co/DpI24UoQqe
— Andrew Hazard (@AndrewOHazard) October 29, 2017
We were robbed of a TOUCHDOWN ZACH MILLER MADE AN AMAZING CATCH THAT COST HIM AN INJURY & REFS TOOK THAT FROM US !
— Koolaid man (@javierp87285470) October 29, 2017
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another @nfl week and another horrifying non contact field turf injury. Get well soon Zach Miller.Humans evolved to run on grass. @NFLPA
— iwoulddefectificouldaffordit (@generalwebb1976) October 29, 2017
Just saw the Zach Miller play. I can’t believe that was taken away. The officiating in the NFL is hot garbage. Thoughts for Miller too.
— John Russo (@ACPress_Russo) October 29, 2017