After missing a game following emergency eye surgery, Minnesota Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer was back on the sidelines for the final four games of the 2016 regular season. As it turns out, Zimmer still wasn’t at 100% during that stretch, and is going to go back under the knife once again.
According to Pro Football Talk, Zimmer is set to undergo a fourth surgery on his right eye sometime this April. Zimmer still can’t see out of his right eye, but he’s hopeful that this next surgery will finally fix the issue. There isn’t an actual date for the surgery that anyone has been given, other than “late April,” which would likely mean just before the 2017 NFL Draft.
Zimmer had his first surgery to fix the torn retina in his right eye just after the Vikings’ Halloween night loss in Chicago. He had one right before the Thursday Night Football contest in December against the Dallas Cowboys, and that caused him to miss the game, with special teams coach Mike Priefer standing in for Zimmer that night.
Here’s hoping that Mike Zimmer’s long-term health isn’t in danger because of this issue, and that this surgery coming up in April is the one that finally fixes the problem completely.