Mike Zimmer cleared to resume flying

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has reportedly gotten the go ahead to return to the friendly skies.

Zimmer has been grounded since having an eighth surgery in hopes of repairing a torn retina and there was some doubt recently if he would get cleared to fly back to Minnesota from Northern Kentucky for the start of training camp. A gas bubble inserted to stabilize the retina had not dissolved as quickly as expected, which necessitated another visit to an ophthalmologist in Cincinnati.

Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press reports that Zimmer passed another test during that visit and was given the green light to fly as a result. He’s expected to be fitted for contact lenses after ruling out surgery to have a permanent lens inserted on his right eye.

Zimmer is due back in Minnesota later this week. Rookies are due to report to camp on July 23 and the whole squad will be in on July 26.

36 responses to “Mike Zimmer cleared to resume flying

  1. If he plans on continuing to coach my Vikings, he shouldn’t bother getting his vision repaired!!

  2. Don’t know if the Lions will be good enough to catch the Packers this year
    They’ll battle them, that’s for sure. .
    A lot of that will depend on how their draft picks over the last two seasons progress.
    But, I do know that they are light years ahead of the Vikings, a team that completely reeks of mediocrity.
    Always have, always will.
    Despite what their delusional fans suggest.

  3. I will agree that the Lions will be a tough out for the Packers this year.
    With Chicago still embarking on their rebuilding project and the Barneys continuing their downward slide, the NFC North seems to be coming down to a two horse race.

    Though I don’t think much of Mike Zimmer as a head coach and it seems obvious to most that he’s lost that locker room, I’m glad to see he’s regaining his health.
    Your eyesight is such a valuable resource and it’s clearly nothing to joke about.

  4. Lions fans talking trash about the Vikings…that’s rich…when was the last time that bum squad won a playoff game? Oh yeah…1992…haven’t won the division since 1993, when it was still the NFC Central…haven’t won the division since it was renamed the NFC North…and actually set a record for futility at 0-16…had one of their QBs run out of the end zone against the Vikings for a safety…had two of their best players retire early instead of playing for one of the most pathetic franchises in the NFL…the Cleveland Browns of the NFC….yeah keep talking…it’s hilarious that your team was so bad, the NFL almost kicked them off of the Thanksgiving Day schedule so people weren’t forced to watch them…

  5. Lions fans….LIONS fans are chirping?????? Oh my dear Lord you have GOT to be kidding me…..the Detroit Lions?!?!?

    I thought this was a site for NFL teams, no?

  6. Lions fans feeling stout.

    That’s funny but Viking fan – that’s the image of your team. It’s seen as one where a Lions fan can go kick once in a while.

    That’s the take away here. Fans in the league now have you in the bottom 2 tiers of teams.

  7. This is good news to hear. I hope this is the last of the eye problems for Zimmer.

    The above comments on this story make me realize that I’ll need to look elsewhere to find out where adult football fans actually read, and even occasionally post.

  8. wib22 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 5:19 PM

    lions > vikings

    )))))))))))))

    This person doesn’t know either team. Walsh missed an extra point or the Vikings are 9-7 and the Lions are 8-8.

  9. filmex2000 says:
    Jul 17, 2017 8:13 AM

    Don’t let Michael Floyd fly the plane.
    )))))))))))))))))))))

    That has never been an option for a NFL player. It wouldn’t be for michael either. Not sure why you said that. You failed.

  10. skoLOL!
    Barney fans in utter disbelief over a few Detroit fans throwing shade at their team and judging them by the Lion’s history of success.
    Now maybe you’ll understand the complete dismay Green Bay fans experience every time you guys “feel stout” or “chirp” on a every single Packers story.
    SMH!

  11. I simply see no reason how anyone could argue that the Lions have been far better than the Vikings over the last couple of seasons.
    And that, despite the fact they’ve employed a child abuser and cheered him on all the while.
    Disgraceful.
    But then again, what would a Viking fan know about grace?

  12. Barney fans in utter disbelief over a few Detroit fans throwing shade at their team and judging them by the Lion’s history of success.
    Now maybe you’ll understand the complete dismay Green Bay fans experience every time you guys “feel stout” or “chirp” on a every single Packers story.
    ———
    The irony is delicious isn’t it? Watching the Barney’s get worked up because a couple Lions fans did to them what they’ve been doing to us for years. Love it.

  13. karras71 says:
    Jul 17, 2017 10:19 AM

    I simply see no reason how anyone could argue that the Lions have been far better than the Vikings over the last couple of seasons.
    _______

    Okay, I’ll give it a try. How about the Lions’ record over the last couple of seasons is 16-16 and the Vikings’ record is 19-13? How about the Vikings won the division two years ago while the best the Lions could do was a wildcard berth last year? How about in their four games against each other the record is 2-2 and the Vikings outscored the Lions 83-73?

    I’ll admit the two losses to the Lions last year were the most embarrassing part of the season, especially when those games could have so easily been wins, but you’re delusional to think that means the Lions have been “far better than the Vikings over the last couple of seasons.”

    I guess when you’ve won one playoff game in 60 years, a 9-7 finish can be pretty overwhelming.

  14. For you Packer fans who somehow draw a parallel between the Packer-Viking banter and what these Lions fans are doing, there is no comparison. Outside of a couple of fake Viking fan commenters, nobody tries to argue that the Vikings have been more successful than the Packers over the last however many years. We do like to point out how absurdly full of yourselves you are. Remember 2015 when the Vikings beat the Packers at Lambeau to win the division? Packer fans spent the whole offseason in denial, trying to argue that the Packers had a better season than the Vikings. It was hilarious. We don’t do that. We may be overly optimistic about our team sometimes, but we don’t try to alter the past.

  15. waynefontesismyfather says:
    Jul 16, 2017 5:40 PM
    Stick to coaching. Let someone else fly the planes you doorknob!

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    Love it, wish more Lions fans were like you. 🙂 Although, I thought doorknob unnecessary, but recognize it’s just part of the bit.

  16. I was out of town, ya know having a life, and I gotta tell ya the Vikings ranked #20 and having 50 out of 75 comments all from Packer fans trashing the team was hilarious! Keep that purple obsession going!

    And, yeah, who cares about Lions’ fans opinions?? we easily could’ve swept you guys, looking forward to the rematch.

  17. fmc651 says:
    Jul 17, 2017 8:35 AM
    wib22 says:
    Jul 16, 2017 5:19 PM

    lions > vikings

    )))))))))))))

    This person doesn’t know either team. Walsh missed an extra point or the Vikings are 9-7 and the Lions are 8-8.

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    This is what it’s come to for you guys.

    “Hey, if Walsh doesn’t miss an extra point, we have 9 wins instead of 8. So, take that!”

  18. Carl G 9-7 is better than 8-8 is it not? Of course it is and obviously it meant more than just that as you know.Yes, that would have qualified the Vikings for the playoffs and the Lions watching last year. The fact that the Lions made the playoffs last year is and beat the Vikings twice is the reason the Lions and packer fans think the Lions are better. Enough with the false narrative that the Lions are clearly superior than the Vikings. That is fools gold.

  19. fmc651 says:
    Jul 17, 2017 2:00 PM
    Carl G 9-7 is better than 8-8 is it not? Of course it is and obviously it meant more than just that as you know.Yes, that would have qualified the Vikings for the playoffs and the Lions watching last year. The fact that the Lions made the playoffs last year is and beat the Vikings twice is the reason the Lions and packer fans think the Lions are better. Enough with the false narrative that the Lions are clearly superior than the Vikings. That is fools gold.

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    My point is the Vikings are an average team. Thank you for proving it. Without the *Favre year, it’s what? 13, 14 years since a playoff win? Sure, you were 1 missed extra point away from a 9-win season. Congrats. It would have been one and done for you in they playoffs, like it almost always is.

    #HowManySuperBowlsHaveYouWon

  20. Frazier28/7 says:
    Jul 17, 2017 1:13 PM
    I was out of town, ya know having a life, and I gotta tell ya the Vikings ranked #20 and having 50 out of 75 comments all from Packer fans trashing the team was hilarious! Keep that purple obsession going!
    /////////////////////////////////////

    You guys bring all that negative attention onto yourselves. If you had any pride or shame you’d be capable of respecting other teams clearly better than your own, but you don’t and you won’t. That’s why you get the negative attention…..like drunks picking fights. Nobody wants to fight a drunk……unless he won’t shut up.

  21. If you had any pride or shame you’d be capable of respecting other teams clearly better than your own

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    It’s not the team we don’t respect, it’s the douchey fan base…

  22. Nobody wants to fight a drunk……unless he won’t shut up.

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    I’m guessing you’re the guy who holds people coats while they fight anyway….

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