Miller (knee) announced his retirement from football Tuesday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Miller required nine surgeries after his devastating October 2017 injury, nearly losing his left leg after a dislocated kneecap ruptured an artery. Doctors were able to save the leg and help him walk again, but a return to football was too much to ask. The 34-year-old tight end retires with 146 catches for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns in 66 NFL games, highlighted by back-to-back seasons with more than 400 yards in 2015 and 2016.
Miler (knee) expects to make a decision about his football future soon, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Miller suffered a career-threatening injury in October 2017, requiring nine surgeries after a dislocated kneecap ruptured an artery in his left leg. A return to the NFL has never been likely, but it seems he's at least considering the possibility. The 34-year-old tight end is under contract with the Bears through 2019.
There hasn't been news of Miller re-upping with Chicago, but it's possible a clause in the one-year contract the tight end signed last offseason may have kept him under Bears control for another year Recovering from an extremely severe knee injury, Miller still has a long way to go before returning to the football but will seemingly be able to work out at the Bears' facility in the meantime.
Miller (knee) was seen jogging in a recent feature on FOX Sports.
Miller still has many steps to go in his path to recovery, but the tight end seems committed to making a return to the field. His progress to date is remarkable in itself, considering Miller wasn't guaranteed to walk again after severely dislocating his left knee in October of 2017.
Miller (knee) believes that he's close to gaining clearance to run again, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
After Miller dislocated his left knee on Oct. 29 of last year, there was worry that he may have to have his leg amputated. Nine surgeries and a year of rehab later, he has thoughts of taking a step doctors didn't think was possible. What may not be possible is a return to football for the 34-year-old tight end, but considering where he currently stands in his recovery Miller may got over that hurdle as well.
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