Bears tight end suffered a gruesome leg injury on a touchdown catch -- and then the score was controversially overturned

  • Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller caught a deep touchdown pass against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
  • As Miller made the catch, he landed awkwardly on his leg and suffered a gruesome injury.
  • Officials reviewed the play and ruled he didn’t make the catch, prompting criticism.

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller suffered a gruesome injury to his leg on a deep touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday that didn’t end up counting.

As Miller caught the pass, he landed awkwardly on his leg, suffering a gruesome-looking injury.

The catch was impressive and added six important points for the Bears, but Miller stayed down in obvious pain afterward. Miller later had to be carted off the field.

Here’s the play. (Warning: Graphic content):

Adding insult to injury, the officials then reviewed the play and overturned the touchdown, ruling Muller didn’t make the catch.

The ruling was additional blow to the Bears, who may be without Miller for some time and lost the needed points while trailing the Saints. Several NFL reporters and analysts on Twitter questioned the officials’ decision:

The Bears ruled Miller out for the game but did not specify the injury. 

Here’s the Zach Miller TD/Non TD awful call and gruesome leg injury to boot. #Bears @WGNNews
— Josh Frydman (@Josh_Frydman) October 29, 2017

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