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Mike Zimmer to miss Vikings' OTAs while recovering from eye surgery

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:40:57 GMT

Mike Zimmer’s latest eye surgery will keep him out for the Vikings OTAs this week. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer will not be at the team’s OTA sessions as he continues to recover from the eye ailment that plagued him last season. Zimmer’s follow-up surgeries this offseason to continue to fix his detached retina will prevent him from returning to coach the team this week.

Vikings' Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:34:14 GMT

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer finally relented, taking some time away from the team to allow his right eye a proper recovery from his latest surgery. As Zimmer departed Monday for some rest and relaxation at his vacation ranch in rural Kentucky, general manager Rick Spielman said the organization anticipates a return by Zimmer "in a few weeks." Players will take the field Tuesday for the first of 13 scheduled offseason practices, including the three-day mandatory minicamp that runs June 13-15. "We all agree Mike's health is the priority, and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term," Spielman said.

Vikings' Mike Zimmer to miss OTAs following eighth eye surgery

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:25:14 GMT

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that coach Mike Zimmer will not be with the team during OTAs, which begin this week, saying he will "be taking time away from the team to dedicate to recovering from eye surgery and restoring his health." The Vikings will not have an acting head coach while Zimmer is out; he has split coaching duties among his coordinator's, and the staff will work as a group during the rest of the offseason program. Defensive line coach Andre Patterson will be in charge of making sure Zimmer's message continues to get across to the team. Zimmer said in an interview with Minneapolis radio station KFAN on Monday that he will receive practice video and he expects to give daily