Chicago misplaced tight finish Zach Miller to a ugly dislocated left knee damage Sunday.
Miller was making an attempt to make a 25-yard TD catch when his left leg received bent in an unnatural place as he landed in the long run zone at New Orleans. The damage was replayed a number of instances on the scoreboard and officers overturned the potential landing catch, saying the ball got here unfastened when the 33-year-old tight finish crashed to the turf.
It appeared that Miller solely let go of the ball on the bottom as a result of he was in ache.
“He’ll be in our ideas and prayers on our flight residence,” Bears coach John Fox mentioned.
Miller suffered the newest in an extended line of robust accidents. After making a career-high 47 catches in 2016, he missed the ultimate six video games with a fractured foot. He didn’t play in any recreation from 2012 by means of 2014, primarily attributable to foot and shoulder points.
“It is a large loss,” Bears operating again Tarik Cohen mentioned. “He at all times will get us fired up and is aware of precisely what to say. We now have to search out methods to maintain transferring ahead.”
The Bears additionally misplaced two offensive linemen. Proper guard Kyle Lengthy left the sport with a hand damage within the first quarter and middle Cody Whitehair left later with an elbow damage.
They weren’t the one linemen to go down Sunday. Vikings proper deal with Mike Remmers left after sustaining a concussion on the second drive of the win over Cleveland. New England misplaced proper deal with Marcus Cannon to an ankle damage within the first half of a win over the Chargers.
Los Angeles linebacker Hayes Pullard and Patriots receiver Chris Hogan had been each harm on a collision within the fourth quarter of their recreation. Hogan had a shoulder damage.
The 49ers received blown out by Philadelphia and suffered a bunch of accidents, too. It was so dangerous after left deal with Joe Staley (eye) and proper deal with Garry Gilliam (knee) went down that tight finish Garrett Celek was subsequent in line to play deal with. Defensive linemen Solomon Thomas (knee) and DL C.J. Jones (knee), security Jimmie Ward (forearm) and large receiver Pierre Garcon (neck) additionally did not end the sport. Shanahan mentioned Staley injured his orbital and wanted stitches in his eye. The crew mentioned he was staying in a single day at a hospital.
“We won’t use it as an excuse,” Garcon mentioned. “We simply need to hold taking part in, no matter who’s in there.”
Dallas misplaced large receiver Cole Beasley to a concussion in its win over Washington. The Redskins, who got here into the sport with out three beginning offensive linemen, a beginning cornerback and a beginning linebacker who simply went on injured reserve. By recreation’s finish, a fourth beginning offensive lineman (left guard Shawn Lauvao, stinger) was gone, too, as was the backup to the backup left deal with (T.J. Clemmings, left ankle).
There was extra. Two tight ends left within the first half, Jordan Reed (proper hamstring) and Niles Paul (concussion). Two safeties left within the second half, Stefan McClure (hamstring) and Montae Nicholson (shoulder). Defensive lineman Matt Ioannidis broke his hand.
“You actually cannot make this up,” mentioned left deal with Trent Williams, who sat out with a foul knee. “That is one thing that I’ve by no means in my life, taking part in soccer — seen an damage bug chunk a crew prefer it’s bitten us.”
Redskins coach Jay Gruden known as the buildup of sidelined gamers “loopy.”
“I do not know the way you can have extra accidents on the offensive line. I actually do not,” Gruden mentioned. “It is mind-boggling.”
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