Vikings Trainer Extraordinaire: Eric Sugarman

July 24, 2017 11:12 PM

Eric Sugarman was busy in Mankato on Monday. That is nothing new. He will not have a day off until the Vikings' season is over.

That's why Mike Zimmer had him out to his ranch in Kentucky just weeks before training camp began.

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"When I went through all these eye surgeries and appointments, Eric Sugarman took me to every one of them," Zimmer told KSTP's Joe Schmit. "When I was getting a needle in my eye - he was there watching it."

That's the kind of loyalty that builds trust, but so does being one of the best in the business.

"The way he reacted when Teddy got hurt - he may have saved the guy's leg," Zimmer says. "That's how important it was. If we didn't have a staff that was quality, that was taking care of these guys the right way, a lot of bad things can happen. That's why I feel so good about the players. They're in such good hands."

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