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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.
“I’ll be back shortly. One eye or two, it really doesn’t matter. I’m going to be back,” the Vikings head coach said. “So we can put the retiring thing or whatever to bed quickly.”
Speaking to media on a conference call Friday morning, Zimmer said he has experienced no setbacks since May 17, when he had his latest eye surgery. He had another positive appointment Wednesday with a doctor in the Cincinnati area and his doctors here were pleased after chatting with him on the phone Thursday night.
Zimmer, who is staying at his ranch in Kentucky, said the plan is for him to return to Minnesota on June 4 and visit with his local doctors the following day. If all is well, he could be back stalking the sidelines at Winter Park for that week’s organized team activities.
Obviously, not being there this week was not easy for the 60-year-old football lifer.
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