Things got a little worse the Minnesota Vikings early Thursday, with news that head coach Mike Zimmer will miss the Vikings matchup with the Cowboys.
What it’s been like watching the Vikings lately pic.twitter.com/TTXQjBbiAa
— Not Mike Zimmer (@CoachMikeZimmer) November 27, 2016
It’s particularly bad news given the slide the Vikings have taken in recent weeks. After leading the NFL after five weeks in record, the Vikings have lost their division lead.
Mike Zimmer’s vision became worse after walk-thru. He had surgery for a detached retina. Out tonight. DC George Edwards will run the D.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 1, 2016
The Cowboys coming to town is the worst possible game without their head coach, with a potent offense and defense for the Cowboys.
THIS JUST IN: Vikings HC Mike Zimmer will miss Thursday’s game vs Cowboys after receiving emergency eye surgery for a detached retina. pic.twitter.com/pSYyefW8ek
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 1, 2016
The Vikings desperately need a win to keep pace, and now will start behind the eight ball after already having a bad starting point.