Basketball: Paul Zipser underwent emergency surgery after a brain hemorrhage

Munich –

The German national basketball player Paul Zipser (27) from FC Bayern Munich had an emergency operation because of a brain hemorrhage, it became known on Sunday, June 13th. The complicated operation with a specialist was reportedly successful. The 27-year-old had previously complained of dizziness and slight coordination disorders.

  • Basketball: Paul Zipser underwent emergency surgery after a brain hemorrhage
  • Paul Zipser complained, among other things, of dizziness
  • Ex-NBA star “is doing well under the circumstances”

“Paul is doing well under the circumstances, we do not want to say anything more about this,” said the Munich media director Andreas Burkert. “We also ask the public for their understanding, to respect the privacy of Paul and his family in the near future,” added Burkert on behalf of the family of the 27-year-old basketball player.

Paul Zipser was operated on on Wednesday

As reported by the dpa, Zipser complained towards the end of the playoff semi-final series against the Ludwigsburg giants of dizziness and slight coordination disorders. Immediately initiated neurological examinations then revealed a spontaneous cerebral hemorrhage.

The doctors performed an emergency operation on Wednesday morning. In the evening Bayern were on the field for the first championship final at Alba Berlin. According to reports, the team was informed about the condition of the winger and top performer.

In a press release, the association initially announced that Zipser would be out “for the time being due to neurological problems”.

Paul Zipser missed the Olympic qualifying tournament

After the final series with Bayern, the former NBA professional will also miss the upcoming Olympic qualification for the German national basketball team. The qualifying tournament for the Tokyo Summer Games will take place in Split from June 29th to July 4th. At the moment it is still unclear when Zipser can return to training.

Born in Heidelberg, he joined FC Bayern in 2013. In 2016, the Chicago Bulls selected him in the NBA Draft, the talent award. Zipser then played in the best league in the world for two seasons. He has been back in Munich since 2019.

In the current season, the national player was one of Bayern’s guarantors of success, especially in the Euroleague, in which the club was the first Bundesliga team to reach the quarter-finals of the most important continental competition. He was also the top scorer in the final of the BBL Cup at the end of May against Alba Berlin with 18 points. (dpa)



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