Zimmer: 'I'll be back with one eye or two'

Zimmer: 'I'll be back with one eye or two'

Mike Zimmer, despite his ongoing eye issues that have him exiled from Winter Park, vowed Friday that they won't prevent him from continuing his coaching career. "It doesn't matter. I'll be back either way".

Zimmer was told by the team to head home to his ranch in Kentucky this week and skip the team's voluntary practices to reduce the stress on a right eye that has had eight surgeries. That represented a $54,000 jump over what the Vikings gave in signing bonuses past year, and was $27,000 more than they'd allotted to any rookie free agent class since Mike Zimmer became head coach in 2014. In between fishing trips and walks around his property, he has been watching film of the Vikings' practices, texting players observations from what he's seen, and conducting conference calls with his coaching staff.

Zimmer's latest surgery was on May 17 when doctors inserted a gas bubble into his eye, created to stabilize his detached retina and keep it in place. "This is not going to keep me from coaching one way or another". Really, it's not been that bad that part.

"Usually I love it here", Zimmer said. On Friday morning, Zimmer described it as "kind of a forced situation".

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So he will be back for OTAs on June 5-8 and for minicamp June 13-15, provided he is cleared by doctors. "... I do miss being in the meetings with the players and I miss especially being out on the field where I can give immediate feedback to technique and things like that".

But, while he says he is trying to relax, he is maintaining daily contact with coaches and players. That's an effect caused by a gas bubble that is keeping his retina in place while it heals.

The bubble is created to stabilize his retina so it remains attached after the bubble dissolves. Zimmer, who is home recovering from eye surgery, has only seen tape of Bridgewater (with his good eye) but likes what he's seen so far.

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