MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has had a lot of time on his hands this week while sitting at home on his Kentucky ranch as his team went through optional practices in the Twin Cities.
Zimmer was under strict orders to leave the team and rest his right eye, which has needed eight surgeries to try to repair a detached retina. The lingering issues have led some to wonder if he would be forced to shorten his career.
Zimmer has heard the speculation all week long. The hard-nosed coach said he has reached out to some of those doubters personally this week.