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Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller is reportedly at risk of having his leg amputated after graphic in-game injury

Doctors are reportedly racing to save the leg of Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller, who damaged an artery after dislocating his knee in an attempt to make a touchdown reception during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints, Bleacher Report writes. "Vascular surgeons are trying to save Bears TE Zach Miller's leg, not just his career," tweeted ESPN's Adam Schefter.

"On top of losing a player who has 20 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns this season, the play came with another blow to the Bears," the Chicago Tribune writes. "Officials originally ruled Miller had made a touchdown catch, which would have cut the Saints' third-quarter lead to 14-10. But they overturned the call upon review, and the Bears settled for Connor Barth's 44-yard field goal to make it 14-6."

Added Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky of his 33-year-old teammate: "Zach means a lot to this team beyond the X's and O's and what he brings to the field but what he brings to us as a person. Specifically how much he has helped me grow in this process. You never want to see a teammate go down like that."