Vikes’ Zim­mer might miss game

Baltimore Sun - - NFL & RAVENS -

Vik­ings coach Mike Zim­mer is hav­ing emer­gency eye surgery, about a month after he had an ini­tial pro­ce­dure to re­pair a torn retina.

Gen­eral man­ager Rick Spiel­man said Wed­nes­day night that Zim­mer was hav­ing the op­er­a­tion and is not cer­tain to re­cover in time for the game against Dal­las tonight.

Spiel­man said he has met with coaches and play­ers to put a con­tin­gency plan in place. Matthews an­gry: Pack­ers out­side line­backer Clay Matthews called the play that got him in­jured Mon­day night against the Ea­gles “a cheap shot.”

Matthews suf­fered an in­jured left shoul­der on a first-quar­ter block from Ea­gles line­man Allen Bar­bre. Matthews missed three plays and re­turned, then missed the next se­ries while re­ceiv­ing a pain-killing in­jec­tion. He re­turned for the Ea­gles’ third se­ries and played most of the rest of the game. Kelly stay­ing put: 49ers coach Chip Kelly said he has no in­ter­est in the Ore­gon coach­ing job and has not spo­ken to anyone as­so­ci­ated with the pro­gram about it.

Kelly was the Ducks’ coach from 2009 to 2012, com­pil­ing a 46-7 record. Ore­gon fired his suc­ces­sor, Mark Hel­frich, on Tues­day after four sea­sons. Siemian held out: Bron­cos quar­ter­back Trevor Siemian was held out of prac­tice be­cause of a foot in­jury suf­fered in a 30-27 over­time loss to the Chiefs.

Coach Gary Ku­biak said Siemian, who threw for a ca­reer-high 368 yards last weekend, was placed in a walk­ing boot and is day-to­day. Ku­biak also re­vealed that rookie full­back Andy Janovich had sea­son-end­ing surgery on his left an­kle. Luck re­turns: Quar­ter­back An­drew Luck took the next step in the con­cus­sion pro­to­col Wed­nes­day by re­turn­ing to full work­outs with the Colts.

If he is cleared by an in­de­pen­dent doc­tor, Luck could start Mon­day night against the Jets. Luck missed his first game of the sea­son last Thurs­day after com­plain­ing of con­cus­sion-like symp­toms after a win Nov. 20. Ex­tra points: Raiders QB Derek Carr said he will have no lim­i­ta­tions this week be­cause of the in­jured pinkie on his throw­ing hand that forced him to miss a se­ries Sun­day against the Panthers. ... Fal­cons DE Adrian Clay­born will miss at least two weeks after hav­ing surgery on his left knee. ... Dol­phins OT Bran­den Al­bert (Glen Burnie) re­turned to prac­tice on a lim­ited ba­sis after miss­ing two games with a dis­lo­cated left wrist. G Laremy Tun­sil (shoul­der) also re­turned.

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