The Minnesota Vikings made an announcement today about the future of head coach Mike Zimmer after his latest eye surgery.

After having another surgery on his eye, the eighth, the coach is taking some time away from the team. Here is the statement released from the team today:

As the Vikings begin OTA practices, Coach Zimmer will be taking time away from the team to dedicate to recovering from eye surgery and restoring his health. We all agree Mike’s health is the priority and we believe rest and recovery are in his best interest for the long term. We anticipate Mike back on the field in a few weeks.

It has to be tough for this hands-on coach to step away from the team, but here's hoping for a quick and full recovery for the coach. SKOL!