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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. Air Max 97 Womens Clearance . -- Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said his right eye, which has undergone four operations since the start of November, will require another operation after the end of the teams season.But it wont require Zimmer to miss another game, and even though he could have to take extra steps to coach the rest of the season following the surgeries on his detached retina, he said he wont step away from his team.Im not missing any more games the rest of my life, he said.Zimmer coached with a patch over his right eye during practice this week -- a step that prompted plenty of pirate-themed jokes from his players -- and he had to wear two different sets of glasses during Sundays game against the Jacksonville Jaguars: sunglasses that blocked out the vision in his right eye, and reading glasses for when he needed to look at his call sheet on the sidelines.As Zimmer went to shake Jaguars coach Gus Bradleys hand after Minnesotas 25-16 victory, he had to have Vikings security director Kim Klawiter guide him to midfield.When I did take the patch off, Kim was walking me across the field, and I said, I cant see where hes at, Zimmer said. He said, Dont worry -- I got you.Zimmer missed the first game of his 23-year NFL coaching career on Dec. 1 after emergency eye surgery the previous day, and he watched from home as the Vikings lost 17-15 to the Dallas Cowboys. He had another operation the day after the game, and though he returned to work this past Monday, he had to ease back into some portions of his job.Zimmer said he expects he will have to wear an eyepatch on the sidelines the rest of the season, though he admitted his players would likely enjoy that.There was a lot of, Aye aye, Captain [this week], he said.Zimmers return came as the Vikings won for just the second time in eight games, improving to 7-6 on the season and keeping their playoff hopes alive before next Sundays game against the Indianapolis Colts.When we got back in the building, it was just great to have him around, quarterback Sam Bradford said. I think everyone in our locker room knows how much he cares about us, how much he cares about this team, what it means to him to lead us on Sundays. Him being back in the building, it just kind of gave us a boost. When we see our leader like that, probably risking his health for us, it does give us a little bit of motivation to go out there and play extra hard for him.Did Bradford joke with the coach?No, he said. Hes kind of scary with that patch on. Nike Shox Wholesale . Barcelona also left injured defenders Carles Puyol, Javier Mascherano and Jordi Alba out of its squad for the trip to Glasgow. That means that Marc Bartra will probably start again in the centre of the defence alongside Gerard Pique. Vans Old Skool Clearance . The news was first reported on Gonzalezs Twitter account and confirmed by the Rockies. Gonzalez has a six-week window before position players have their first workout at spring training in Arizona. . Nathan MacKinnon, Jamie McGinn and Jan Hejda also scored for the Avalanche, who won despite being outshot 38-23. MacKinnons goal, also on the power play, came with just over a minute remaining. INDIANAPOLIS -- Kamar Baldwin may be a freshman playing in his second collegiate game, but Butler coach Chris Holtmann had enough confidence in his point guard to call his number on the final play.And Baldwin delivered.Baldwins pull-up jumper with 0.4 seconds left lifted Butler to a 70-68 victory over Northwestern on Wednesday night. We got the (defensive) switch we wanted, Holtmann said. We wanted to make sure we got the very last shot on goal. Hes one of our guys that can create his own shot.The freshman set up his game-winning basket on the defensive end the previous possession, stealing the ball from Bryant McIntosh with 30 seconds left.Since they switched it, we had the matchup and made the play, Baldwin said.Baldwin finished with 11 points and made a big impression in the first half, scoring seven. He also had three steals, three assists and a blocked shot.Kelan Martin led the Bulldogs (2-0) with 22 points, 15 in the second half. Andrew Chrabascz added 13 points and led the Bulldogs with seven rebounds.Vic Law topped four players in double figures for Northwestern with 17 points, making 5 of 6 3-point attempts. McIntosh had 12 points, and Scottie Lindsey and Sanjay Lumpkin each scored 10.Northwestern shot 48 percent from the field compared to Butlers 38. But the Wildcats made only one more field goal and turned the ball over 16 times to Butlers eight.This one hurts, no questions about it, said Northwestern coach Chris Collins. When it came time to make the plays you do to win the game, they made them.BIG PICTURENorthwestern: Finally playing a majoor college program after wins over Mississippi Valley State and Eastern Washington, the Wildcats looked poised to win, but blew a 6-point lead with 5:51 left. Vapormax Plus Cheap. Butler: After a comfortable win over Northern Colorado in the opener, the Bulldogs saw a five-point, second-half lead go to waste thanks to a 10-0 Wildcat run. Butler showed mettle, trailing 68-67 with 1:03 left before Chrabasczs free throw with 53 seconds remaining tied it at 68.ROLE PLAYERNorthwesterns Gavin Skelly finished below his season average with four points. But he played 22 minutes despite being the 10th man in the rotation, tallying four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal. Skelly hit a 3-pointer as part of a 10-0 second-half run and his free throw put the Wildcats up 68-67 with 1:03 left.QUICK COMPARISONPost players Chrabascz and Northwesterns Dererk Pardon (8 points, 4 rebounds) played even most of the game, but Chrabascz came through when it counted. Chrabascz hit a 3-pointer to stop the 10-0 Northwestern run and gave Butler the lead with a lay-up with 2:29 left. Pardon was in foul trouble most of the second half and fouled out with 1:51 to go and the game tied 65-65.UP NEXTButler: Hosts Bucknell on Saturday. The Bison lost to Wake Forest 94-74 on Saturday.Northwestern: Plays No. 23 Texas on Monday in Brooklyn, New York, in the Legends Classic. The Longhorns won their first two games heading into Thursdays game against Eastern Washington. ' ' '