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Gonna Fly Now: Mike Zimmer Cleared For Air Travel

Looks like his eye might not be an issue anymore

Indianapolis Colts v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

On Sunday, we got what appears to be another very good sign for Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer as it relates to the issues he’s been having with his eye.

According to Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Zimmer has been cleared to travel back to Minneapolis by air for the start of Training Camp in a couple of weeks.

If you’ll recall, back in December when Zimmer’s problems with his eye were just getting started, there were questions about whether or not he would be able to travel with the team to their game in Jacksonville against the Jaguars. . .even to the point where it was suggested that the Vikings might drive Zimmer from Minnesota to Jacksonville instead.

Zimmer did wind up traveling with the team to Jacksonville on their flight, but apparently his doctors wanted to limit that after his most recent round of surgeries. After taking a couple of weeks off during OTAs, Zimmer drove to Minneapolis from his farm in Kentucky for mini-camps. Now, however, he can take to the skies to do his job, which can only be viewed as a positive.

Congratulations on a much cleaner bill of health, Coach Zimmer.