Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer is set to undergo emergency eye surgery. His status for Thursday’s game against Dallas is currently uncertain.
We have some breaking news to report, as the Minnesota Vikings have announced that Head Coach Mike Zimmer is scheduled to undergo emergency eye surgery Wednesday evening. Leaving his status for Thursday Nights game against the Dallas Cowboys uncertain.
Earlier this month Coach Zimmer was diagnosed with a torn retina, which required surgery to repair. At the time he was advised by team doctors that a delay in treatment could result in blindness in that eye.
As for tomorrow night’s game against the Cowboys, general manager Rick Spielman released a statement on Vikings.com about that.
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“His status for coaching tomorrow’s game is uncertain. I have met with the coaches and players and we have a contingency plan in place if Mike is unable to coach against Dallas.”
You can expect more details tomorrow at 10am when Rick Spielman will be available to the media and will hopefully shed some light on the situation.
As for that contingency plan, the two most likely candidates to coach in Zimmer’s absence would appear to be offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, who was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2011-2012 or offensive line coach Tony Sparano, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins in 2008-2011.
Football logistics aside, I am sure that all of Vikings Nation would like to wish Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer a safe and speedy recover as we keep him in our thoughts and prayers!