Zach Miller injury update: Doctors fought to save Bears TE's leg after gruesome injury

Bears coach John Fox said Monday afternoon that doctors “feel good” about Zach Miller’s recovery from a serious leg injury he suffered Sunday.

“It’s obviously going to take awhile for it to make sure that it remains good,” Fox told reporters. “But he’s got good pulse in his lower leg as well as good feeling. His foot is warm, which is a good sign. Not saying he’s out of the woods by any stretch, but it’s as good as can be expected at this point. I’d appreciate it if you’d keep him in your thoughts and prayers.”

The Bears tight end underwent urgent vascular surgery in New Orleans on Sunday night to repair a torn popliteal artery in his dislocated left knee after he was carted off the field in Chicago’s loss to the Saints earlier Sunday, the team announced Monday.

Doctors were able to stabilize his injury after a successful surgery and Miller remains hospitalized for further evaluation as he begins his long road to recovery.

According to ESPN, surgeons fought to save Miller’s leg during the procedure.

Fox did not confirm that report

“I don’t want to go down that path,” Fox said. “I’m not a doctor. I don’t know. But I think they feel good about where he is right now as it relates to that.”

Miller suffered the brutal injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game while making an incredible one-handed catch in the end zone. The play was initially ruled a touchdown, but a replay review overturned the call as he was carted off the field with his leg in an aircast.

Fox said he talked with Miller earlier Monday and he was in good spirits, but, “He pretty much wanted his touchdown back.”

As news of his troubling diagnosis broke, current and former players from around the league took to Twitter to wish Miller well.

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