Bears player who suffered gruesome injury reportedly had emergency surgery to 'save his leg'

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery in an effort to "save his leg" after a gruesome injury, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

Miller landed awkwardly on his leg on a deep catch on Sunday, dislocating his knee and damaging an artery, according to Mortensen.

Take a look at the frightening moment: 

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: Rafael Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints breaks up a pass to Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Oct 29, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) suffers a gruesome leg injury attempting a catch while defended by New Orleans Saints defensive back Rafael Bush (25) during the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 29, 2017; New Orleans, LA, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) is defended by New Orleans Saints safety Rafael Bush (25) on a play in the end zone. Miller was injured on the play and after a review the ruling of a touchdown catch was overturned during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Bears 20-12. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) is unable to retain control of the ball on a pass in the end zone in the third quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Miller was injured on the play. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) suffers an injury as he is unable to retain control of the ball on a pass in the end zone in the third quarter of a game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears is holds his left knee after sustaining an injury during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears is helped off the field after sustaining an injury during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: A detail view of Nike shoes worn by Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 29: Zach Miller #86 of the Chicago Bears is carted off the field after sustaining an injury during the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (86) holds his leg as he is carted off the field following his injury during the second half of their game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. (Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
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The surgery reportedly including grafting tissue from Miller's other leg to repair the artery. Mortensen reported that the dislocation is considered more serious than a normal dislocation.

It's unclear the extent of the damage in Miller's leg, but ESPN's Adam Schefter echoed Mortensen that surgeons are trying "save" Miller's leg, not just his career. Mortensen appeared on ESPN Radio Monday morning and reiterated that the surgery was not about saving his career, but instead doctors were trying to "save his leg."

Miller had to be carted off the field after the play. Miller, 33, is in his sixth NFL season and has 15 career touchdowns.

Here's the play where the injury occurred (Warning: Graphic content):

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