Zach Miller is finally home.
Three weeks after suffering a severe leg injury against the Saints, the Bears tight end has been released from a Chicago hospital after initially being hospitalized in New Orleans.
Miller underwent emergency vascular surgery in New Orleans on Oct. 29 to repair a torn popliteal artery in his dislocated left knee after he was carted off the field in the Bears’ Week 8 loss to the Saints. Doctors were able to stabilize his injury after a successful surgery and surgeons reportedly fought to save his leg from amputation during the procedure.
“I’m pretty sure I’m going to be out there,” Bryant said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “It’s a long week. It’s only Monday. I’ll come back in here Wednesday, get the game plan and go from there.”
The Steelers informed Bryant last week that he is part of their Week 10 game plan, ruling out a move ahead of last Tuesday’s NFL trade deadline after he said he wanted out of Pittsburgh if his role with the team didn’t expand. While Bryant was held out of last week’s win over the Lions for his since-deleted social media comments, rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster started in his place and hauled in seven catches for 193 yards and a touchdown.
I’m thankful that 20 years from now, I’ll be able to say I remember covering these young stars from the beginning of their careers. Watching the speed, toughness and skill on full display every night by guys who are just a few years removed from high school is truly remarkable. And for that, I give thanks.
I’m also thankful for the NHL’s youth movement. McDavid and Matthews have helped inject the league with excitement with their spectacular exploits in the early stages of their careers, but they’re only the top guys.