Zach Miller had one of the worst looking injuries we have ever seen in the National Football League, and it ultimately ended his career.
The former Chicago Bears tight end retired from the game after in 2019, saying, he “physically cannot give the game and our fans what they deserve.”
During a matchup with the New Orleans Saints, the former Chicago Bears’ tight end went up for a potential touchdown grab before coming down awkwardly on his left knee, which resulted in his knee tearing his popliteal artery.
During an appearance on his former quarterback’s new podcast, Uncut with Jay Cutler, Miller described how he had to beg doctors to not amputate his leg.
“Don’t cut my damn leg off,” Miller said.
Earlier this month, Miller gave an update on his current status, saying his left leg is “still numb from the knee down.”
“I got I’d say close to 50% of motion back in my foot to be able to walk without wearing the AFO brace that I used to wear to actually hold my foot up,” he said. “That’s good and bad, I don’t have to wear the brace anymore, but I got some nerve damage and all of that stuff.”
Miller logged 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns in his six NFL seasons.