Vikings Coach Mike Zimmer Says He’s Undergone Seven Eye Surgeries Since November

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer revealed Friday he has now undergone a total of seven surgeries on his right eye after requiring additional procedures this spring, the most recent April 25, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

That operation came eight days after Zimmer said he was scheduled April 17 to have an oil bubble, which held his repaired retina in place, removed. Zimmer has also said he’ll need cataract surgery next month, when he turns 61 years old. It will be his eighth operation since Nov. 1.

Zimmer originally scratched his eye during the Oct. 31 game in Chicago last season. The issue persisted and eventually led to a torn retina.

When does he expect to have restored vision in his right eye?

“I hope now,” Zimmer said, under sunglasses. “But I don’t think it’s going to happen. Who knows?”

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