Skip to main content

Noted badass Mike Zimmer won’t miss any more time, is already back

Mike Zimmer is back on the job and will coach Sunday at Jacksonville.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Mike Zimmer is back.

The Vikings' head coach is already back on the job just days after undergoing emergency surgery to repair a detached retina in his eye. The news comes Monday in a brief statement from general manager Rick Spielman.

"Mike Zimmer has returned to his coaching duties and is expected to travel with the team to Jacksonville for this weekend’s game," the statement says. 

Zimmer missed Minnesota's 17-15 home loss to the Cowboys last Thursday, dropping Minnesota to a record of 6-6.

The Jacksonville Jaguars gave the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos all it could handle on Sunday before eventually losing. The Jags are 2-10 on the season.

No other details about Zimmer's vision were provided.

Next Up

Zygi Wilf, Rick Spielman

Coller: Vikings have a chance to put recent history behind them quickly

The new GM and coach will have an opportunity to look at the big picture, rather than swinging for the fence the way Spielman and Zimmer did in an effort to keep their jobs.

snow - 12-10-21 - Joe Nelson - 5

Winter storm warning issued in Minnesota ahead of Friday snow

It looks like there will be a sharp cutoff near the metro, so don't be shocked if the Twin Cities winds up with very little snow.

snow plow msp airport

MSP Airport snowplow drivers push ahead with strike plans

This comes amid stalled contract negotiations with the Metropolitan Airports Commission.

police lights

Carjacking reported in Woodbury; attempted carjacking in Edina

In both instances, women were exiting their vehicles when the suspects approached.

E.J. Stephens

Michigan State denies Gophers' upset bid

Joey Hauser's last-second lay-up handed Minnesota its fourth straight loss.

unsplash online learning child student

Minneapolis schools go to online learning for 2 weeks amid staff shortage

The online learning period starts Friday and will run for two weeks.

pexels bar face mask covid

Vaccinated can spread omicron, so why are Twin Cities requiring diners show vax proof?

Starting next week, indoor diners in the Twin Cities will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative test.

Daycare child care

MN child care providers will no longer need to quarantine kids, staff exposed to COVID

The state has loosened the rule that previously required exposed staff and children to quarantine.

Jim Kaat

Twins to retire Jim Kaat's No. 36 jersey

Kaat is the 10th player in franchise history to have his number retired.

Screen Shot 2022-01-12 at 1.41.10 PM

Minnesota firefighter dies from COVID just days after his father

The 42-year-old leaves behind his wife and their 10 children.

Related

Noted badass Mike Zimmer won’t miss any more time, is already back

Mike Zimmer is back on the job and will coach Sunday at Jacksonville.

Mike Zimmer gets good news on his eye on his 61st birthday

Mike Zimmer is expected to meet with his doctor to see if he can resume coaching.

Mike Zimmer gets good news on his eye on his 61st birthday

Mike Zimmer is expected to meet with his doctor to see if he can resume coaching.

Mike Zimmer sports eye patch on sidelines, internet thinks it's badass

Mike Zimmer's wearing an eyepatch on the sidelines today, and the internet's having a lot of fun with it.

Mike Zimmer sports eye patch on sidelines, internet thinks it's badass

Mike Zimmer's wearing an eyepatch on the sidelines today, and the internet's having a lot of fun with it.

Mike Zimmer taking a break from Vikings after 8th eye surgery

An eighth eye surgery is forcing Mike Zimmer to take a break.

Mike Zimmer taking a break from Vikings after 8th eye surgery

An eighth eye surgery is forcing Mike Zimmer to take a break.

Mike Zimmer had another eye procedure, could be back next week

Zimmer could make it to Jacksonville next Sunday.