After snagging what later became an overturned touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8, Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller remained on the ground in agony.
“Once my leg started to feel the way it did, panic started to set in,” Miller told Dan Patrick on the host’s radio show.
— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) December 15, 2017
Quickly, the panic started to intensify, as Miller and the doctors treating him learned that he might lose his leg after the dislocation of his left knee caused severe arterial damage.
“I didn’t know I had the artery [injury] until a few minutes later when I felt that blood start to pool at the bottom of my leg,” Miller told Patrick.
At 33 years old, and facing recovery from one of the NFL’s most severe injuries of the 2017 season, Miller’s football career is likely over. Eight surgeries in a two-month period saved his left leg, though.
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