Bears tight end wanted to discuss his overturned touchdown after coming out emergency surgery on his leg

Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller underwent emergency surgery to repair a torn tendon in his knee and "save" his leg after a gruesome injury on Sunday.

In the third quarter of the Bears' Week 8 loss to the New Orleans Saints, Miller went for a deep catch in the end zone and landed awkwardly on his leg. He was later carted off the field.

Literally adding insult to injury, referees then reviewed the play and ruled he didn't make the catch, taking away the touchdown.

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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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On Monday, Bears coach John Fox updated Miller's status, saying he was doing better, noting he had feeling in his foot again, but is not "out of the woods" yet. He also said that when he called Miller's wife after the surgery, Miller got on the phone and began talking about the overturned touchdown.

"He pretty much wanted his touchdown back," Fox said., adding, "Typical Zach, he was arguing about catch/no catch. Very supportive of the team, very unselfish but that’s just him. Very genuine, very real. He was basically telling us to hang in there, but that’s the type of person he is and the kind of teammate he is."

Miller, 33, is done for the year and may be done playing football for life. But according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the surgery was a successful one from a "life" standpoint.

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