We briefly mentioned yesterday that if Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer was going to be on the sidelines for next Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the team might have to get him there via vehicle rather than by air. We knew that the coach had a surgery on Wednesday that caused him to miss Thursday night’s game against Dallas.
Apparently that wasn’t the last time he went under the knife. . .or laser, since I assume that’s what the surgery was done with.
Coach Zimmer reportedly had a follow-up appointment with his doctor on Friday, and at that time they did another procedure on his right eye. That would be the fourth such procedure that Zimmer has had done since the start of the season.
The team has, apparently, still not decided whether or not the coach will be making the trip to Jacksonville or not. The team is slated to return to practice at Winter Park on Tuesday, and the team has listed Zimmer on the team’s media availability schedule for Wednesday, according to Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.
As I expressed in the story about Zimmer possibly needing to be driven to Jacksonville, I don’t know how good an idea it is. Of course, I’m not in charge of things and really don’t get a say. . .that’s just one man’s opinion. The only road game that the Vikings have remaining on the schedule after their trip to Jacksonville next week is the game in Green Bay at Christmas, and that’s a drive that could (theoretically) be negotiated much more easily than a trip to and from Florida. That game is sandwiched between home games against Indianapolis and Chicago.
We will continue to track this story and see what happens.