nhl team jerseys Bears teammates pay tribute by wearing jersey number 86
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller remains hospitalized as he recovers from the horrific leg injury he suffered last month. But No. 86 was back on the practice field Thursday all the same.Bears teammates Jordan Howard and Pernell McPhee each wore No. 86 jerseys during practice Thursday in an ode to Miller, who had emergency surgery to repair a torn popliteal artery in his leg after dislocating his knee against the New Orleans Saints in a game Oct. 29. Coach John Fox said Thursday that Miller is “real happy to be back in Chicago” after transferring from a hospital in New Orleans earlier this week.”I know his wife is (excited) and his family is,
as well,” Fox told local reporters in a news conference. “They have three young children that hadn’t seen their mom or dad in some time. So I think those are enough to raise anybody’s spirits.”Can’t keep 86 off the field.”Medically,
he’s doing well,” Fox said. “(I) hope to get to see him possibly tomorrow. I have not really seen him since at the stadium in New Orleans.”The injury that Miller suffered has resulted in amputation in other cases involving football players and can sometimes lead to nerve damage. The Bears placed the 33 year old tight end on injured reserve Tuesday.Miller released a statement on Twitter on Monday thanking doctors,
teammates and fans, among others,
for their support.”I understand the challenges ahead, but the amount of love and support I have from all of you is beyond inspiring,
” Miller wrote in part.