Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had eye surgery for torn retina

FILE - In this July 27, 2015, file photo, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner, left, and head coach Mike Zimmer watch practice at an NFL football training camp on the campus of Minnesota State University, in Mankato, Minn. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has resigned. Hes been replaced on an interim basis by Pat Shurmur. The Vikings announced the news on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, two days after their second consecutive defeat. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is recovering from surgery to repair a torn retina in one of his eyes.

Wearing sunglasses to limit the outside light at his news conference Wednesday next to the team's practice fields, Zimmer said he'd had vision trouble for a couple of days before scratching his eye during the game Monday in Chicago. He was sent for further examination and a procedure done Tuesday by doctors who warned him he risked blindness if he didn't address the problem.

Zimmer said he's been watching film with his good eye, using reading glasses so he can write down notes.

The Vikings play Sunday at home against Detroit.

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