Bears TE Zach Miller wants to play again after gruesome knee injury

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller had his 2017 season cut short due to a gruesome knee injury. The injury was so bad, in fact, that it nearly cost Miller his leg. But while it did end his season, Miller noted that as of now, he’s not planning on letting that be a career ender.

In an interview with Scott Voorhees of 1110 KFAB in Omaha, Miller made it clear that he wants to play again (H/T Phil Thompson, of the Chicago Tribune).

What works in Miller’s favor is that he was having an effective season prior to injury. Despite playing in an offense that could best be described as struggling, Miller had caught 20 passes for 236 yards in the eight games he played during the season, averaging nearly 12 yards a reception.

Working against him of course, is the injury. The injury kept Miller hospitalized for weeks and he’s had nine surgeries since the injury took place. Additionally, Miller is not a young player. He’ll turn 34 in the early weeks of the 2018 season. Even players in great health tend to be on the downside of their careers at that point.

Though, he seems accepting of the possibility that it may not happen, noting (per Thompson) that if a comeback falls short, “then that’s just the way it goes and we got to move on and do something else.”