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Zach Miller nearly lost his leg after horrific knee injury in Bears loss

Zach Miller nearly lost his leg after horrific knee injury in Bears loss

The concern right now isn't if Zach Miller will ever get back on the football field.

It's if he'll ever walk again and get to keep his leg.

The Bears tight end suffered a gruesome leg injury in Sunday's loss to the Saints in New Orleans, dislocating his knee on that touchdown-catch-that-wasn't in the second half.

Miller's left knee bent at an unnatural angle and he was immediately taken to a New Orleans hospital to deal with the injury.

ESPN's Chris Mortenson is reporting Miller actually had to undergo emergency surgery in an attempt to save his leg and repair a damaged artery.

Vascular surgeons were called in to perform the procedure and they were forced to graft tissue from Miller's right leg to help repair the damaged artery.

The Bears released an update Monday afternoon, declaring Miller's surgery successful on a torn popliteal artery:

Some perspective on how the injury will affect Miller's chances on trying to ever get back on the field:

By comparison, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater suffered a similar injury last year, though he did not have any nerve damage. Bridgewater still has not yet hit the field after missing a year-and-a-half.

With Miller's nerve damage making his injury more serious than Bridgewater's plus a checkered injury history for the Bears tight end, the 33-year-old Miller's career is very much in doubt at this moment.

George Halas, Mike Ditka among three Bears named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

George Halas, Mike Ditka among three Bears named to NFL 100 All-Time Team

The Chicago Bears continue to be well-represented on the NFL 100 All-Time Team with three more additions to the roster Friday night: George Halas (coach), Dan Fortmann (offensive line) and Mike Ditka (tight end).

Halas' Bears coaching career spanned four decades and 324 wins. As the founder of the Bears and one of the NFL's original owners, his name is synonymous with the history of the league.

Halas is one of 10 coaches who will be selected to the All-Time Team. The coaches revealed so far include Bill Belichick, Tom Landry, Chuck Knoll, Vince Lombardi, Curly Lambeau, Joe Gibbs and Paul Brown.

Ditka was one of five tight ends chosen for the historic roster after a career that included five Pro Bowls in six years with the Bears. He last played for Chicago in 1966 but still holds the team records for career receptions, yards and touchdowns for a Bears tight end. He's also one of the franchise's all-time greatest personalities after leading the Bears to their only Super Bowl win as head coach in 1985.

Forttman, a seven-time Pro Bowler in the late-30s and early-40s, played guard for the Bears and was named to the 1940s All-Decade Team.

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