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Mike Zimmer had another eye surgery, his fifth

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No one has to worry about Vikings coach Mike Zimmer overseeing the start of offseason workouts, since he’s working on simply seeing.

According to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Vikings coach was scheduled for his fifth eye surgery Monday.

Zimmer has had constant problems with his right eye, but if this latest one goes well, he’d only need a cataract surgery in a few months.

Coaches have an extremely limited role in the first phase of offseason workouts anyway, so it’s not as if Zimmer’s missing much. He missed a game in December after an emergency surgery, but came back to coach later in the season.

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18 Responses to “Mike Zimmer had another eye surgery, his fifth”
  1. gophersnot says: Apr 18, 2017 6:46 AM

    Meanwhile, McCarthy is trying to squeeze into his pants.

  2. whatjusthapped says: Apr 18, 2017 7:24 AM

    I hope this goes well because it has got to be stressful. Your eyesight is nothing to mess around with but the occupational hazard of watching the Vikings try to play football must be a contributing factor. Maybe for his long term health, he should consider another job or at least another team.

  3. vikegang says: Apr 18, 2017 10:31 AM

    It’s from all those times he rolled his eyes after Bradford dumped a pass off to Asiata in the flat on 3rd & long.

  4. ariani1985 says: Apr 18, 2017 11:06 AM

    Meanwhile Mike McCheesburger is downing his 5th burger.

  5. dragonfly99 says: Apr 18, 2017 11:22 AM

    No matter how many eye surgeries he has, the Vikings will still look terrible.

  6. Frazier28/7 says: Apr 18, 2017 1:29 PM

    it’ll be interesting to see how this years pans out after the packers went all out and upgraded their secondary after yet another humiliating postseason loss, and they even fired Dom Capers too… oh, wait.

    Face it inbred cheeseheads; even with only one eye Zimmers defense will always give the Vikings a better chance than anything you have on your pathetic squad.

    But, hey maybe you’ll get lucky with injuries to other teams in the division again.

  7. whatjusthapped says: Apr 18, 2017 2:08 PM

    Ya, the Packers going to the playoffs for 8 straight years is just a matter of luck, right? Maybe Rick Speilman will get lucky and actually have one of their draft picks show up and start, that is of the draft picks he has traded away for a useless Qb that went 3-8 when the playoffs were on the line.

  8. teal379 says: Apr 18, 2017 2:14 PM

    How can you say that the Vikings have a better chance when they don’t even make the playoffs.

    By definition – the Packers, with all their warts, have a better chance because you’re not even getting into the party.

  9. stellarperformance says: Apr 18, 2017 2:24 PM

    Fifth eye surgery? I hope it works out.

    He should stay a little longer and opt for gastric bypass. Have you seen this guy lately?

  10. 13worldchampioinships says: Apr 18, 2017 2:29 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Apr 18, 2017 2:08 PM
    Ya, the Packers going to the playoffs for 8 straight years is just a matter of luck, right? Maybe Rick Speilman will get lucky and actually have one of their draft picks show up and start, that is of the draft picks he has traded away for a useless Qb that went 3-8 when the playoffs were on the line.

    ***

    I didn’t think you guys were into playoff participation ribbons.

  11. mnfaninil says: Apr 18, 2017 2:59 PM

    Hope coach takes the time he needs to let his eye heal this time. We need him around for a long time.

  12. dawoger says: Apr 18, 2017 3:33 PM

    Hey Zimmer, even 5 more surgeries aren’t gonna help! Every time you look in the mirror you’ll still be looking at an idiot for destroying your career by taking the minisoda job.

  13. aypeeswhippingstick says: Apr 18, 2017 5:31 PM

    Watching his team wizz away a 5-0 start to the season took a toll on Popeye’s peeper!

  14. filthymcnasty3 says: Apr 18, 2017 5:55 PM

    I heard you could go blind watching the Vikings.

  15. dcviking says: Apr 18, 2017 6:52 PM

    Meanwhile AR is in LA with a Jonas brother working on one eye as well.

  16. saberwolf335 says: Apr 19, 2017 2:35 PM

    You think it’s too late for him to get added to the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie?

  17. jbvikes says: Apr 19, 2017 11:11 PM

    Out of all the Cheesehead come backs from this article I only missed guessing one. All the rest were so predictable!

  18. coachkilla6 says: Apr 20, 2017 3:06 PM

    The HC can’t see. The QB can’t walk. The secondary can’t hear.

    Even the Man from Nazareth couldn’t heal this bunch.

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