NEW ORLEANS — Chicago Bears tight finish Zach Miller was carted off the sphere within the third quarter of Sunday’s 20-12 loss to the Saints after struggling a left knee harm. He was later formally dominated out for the rest of the sport.
Bears coach John Fox mentioned following the sport that Miller dislocated his knee and can spend the evening within the hospital.
“Our ideas and prayers are with him,” he mentioned.
Miller, 33, had made a pleasant over-the-shoulder catch from Mitch Trubisky in the long run zone for a rating, however when he landed, his left leg bent awkwardly.
Replays indicated the Bears tight finish accomplished the method of the catch for a TD, however amid a extra aggressive strategy to opinions, the decision was reversed.
Sensing the intense nature of the harm, the Bears’ medical personnel rushed onto the sphere to help Miller, who stayed down for a number of minutes till the cart got here out.
So as to add insult to harm, it was later dominated that he didn’t keep possession of the ball, negating the landing.
“Clearly we’re all accustomed to the method of a catch at this level. So we dominated that he was going to the bottom as a part of the method of the catch. So when he goes to the bottom, he has to outlive the bottom,” official Carl Cheffers defined. “He went to the bottom, he briefly misplaced management of the ball. The ball hit the bottom, due to this fact it is incomplete.
“The ball hit the bottom out of his management. In order a part of the method of the catch, he didn’t full that course of, and due to this fact it was incomplete they usually overturned the decision on the sphere.”
The Bears kicked a subject aim as Miller was being carted to the locker room.
Miller has 20 catches for 236 yards and two touchdowns this season, his third with the Bears. He has battled foot accidents in his profession. Miller was positioned on injured reserve final season with a damaged foot — the identical harm he suffered within the 2014 preseason — however nonetheless had a career-high 47 receptions for 486 yards.
Miller is a free agent after the season.