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Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer had multiple eye surgeries over the course of last year in efforts to repair a torn retina. Unfortunately, the eye has not healed fully yet and will require another surgery in April.
"He has another surgery coming up, I think it’s in April.," Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said Thursday morning. "He’s putting it off because of the travel we have coming up over the next month-and-a-half. But he will get his eye surgery done in April and hopefully that will resolve everything."
The travel that Spielman is referring to is the NFL Combine coming up next week. The Combine will be held in Indianapolis and will run for almost an entire week. However, the travel doesn't end there.
Following the combine there is free agency and then preparations for the NFL Draft in late April.
Zimmer missed just one game last season due to his eye and that was a Thursday night game against the Dallas Cowboys, mere hours after he was forced to have emergency surgery to repair the torn retina.
Zimmer last spoke about his eye at the Senior Bowl earlier this year and admitted that another surgery was going to be necessary, but did make sure to note that in no way did his eye problems hinder his ability to coach the team last season.