Vik­ings wel­come Zim­mer back to prac­tice af­ter eye surgery

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. | Mike Zim­mer was back at prac­tice with the Min­nesota Vik­ings on Tues­day, not quite a week af­ter surgery to re­pair a de­tached retina.

Ex­cept for the white patch that was taped over his right eye, the play­ers didn’t see any dif­fer­ence in their hard­driv­ing head coach.

Zim­mer roamed the in­door field and in­structed play­ers as usual dur­ing the por­tion of the work­out that was open to the me­dia, ea­ger to re­sume his re­spon­si­bil­i­ties in an at­tempt to help steer the Vik­ings (6-6) back on a track for the play­offs fol­low­ing six losses in their past seven games.

The 60-year-old Zim­mer had to stay home from the game against Dal­las last Thurs­day be­cause of the emer­gency op­er­a­tion the night be­fore, one of mul­ti­ple pro­ce­dures he’s had over the past six weeks.

Zim­mer is ex­pected to travel with the team for the game on Sun­day at Jack­sonville, bar­ring any set­back.

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