Corona, Kimmich: The health expert Karl Lauterbach wished national player Joshua Kimmich a “quick full recovery” after his corona infection. “The case shows how difficult it is to avoid Covid today without being vaccinated.” In the group of the unvaccinated, the incidence is well over 1000, wrote the SPD politician on Twitter and warned at the same time: “The risk is uncontrollable.” Kimmich has tested positive for the corona virus, FC Bayern confirmed on Wednesday.
The previously unvaccinated 26-year-old was most recently in quarantine after having had contact with a person who tested positive. For weeks, Kimmich has been the focus of public debates across Germany after the Bayern professional admitted at the end of October that he was not vaccinated against the corona virus. Kimmich had justified his hesitation that he had “a few personal concerns, especially when it comes to the lack of long-term studies.”
Basketball, Paul Zipser: The national player’s perspective in life has shifted after his brain operation. “Basketball is definitely smaller for me. That doesn’t mean that it is unimportant, but if it doesn’t go well, I could forget it sooner,” said the professional from FC Bayern in the club’s own podcast “Open Court”. Health is number one, everything else comes down to fourth place. “I’ve learned that,” said the former NBA player. Zipser missed the final series of the German championship against Alba Berlin in June. He had to undergo emergency surgery after a sudden brain hemorrhage. “My rehab is really a roller coaster ride: steadily upwards, but always a week back,” said the 27-year-old winger about the time after the procedure.
A time for a comeback is not known. A few things were still missing, said Zipser, and reported on the first attempts. “Even in the hall at the beginning, when we were testing something new and I should turn my head – I just flew there.” There are ten or 15 things to watch out for now: catching the ball, taking the ball over, dribbling and throwing. “But I usually only think one thing: Oh, I’m free, I’m throwing!” Said the basketball player.
Tennis, Djokovic: Tournament director Craig Tiley expects Novak Djokovic to participate in the Australian Open despite his vaccination skepticism. “Novak has won the Australian Open nine times and I’m sure he wants to get ten,” Tiley told the sports broadcaster ITS. “He’s got 20 Grand Slam titles, just like Rafael Nadal, who comes here, and Roger Federer. So one of them will surpass the others,” said Tennis Australia’s head of association: “I don’t think Novak will do this Want to leave the feat to someone else. ” The world number one Djokovic has not yet clearly committed to participating in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year (from January 17) in Melbourne. Only last week the organizers announced that only vaccinated tennis professionals are allowed to serve at the Australian Open.
The major record winner has so far always avoided making public statements about his vaccination status. “We’ll have to wait and see,” Djokovic replied at the ATP Finals last week when asked whether he would defend his title in Melbourne. Tiley emphasized again: “One thing is certain: if he plays here in January, he will be vaccinated.” As Tennis Australia announced on Thursday, the tennis year 2022 will open with the ATP Cup in Sydney. The men’s team tournament, in which Olympic champion Alexander Zverev will also serve for Germany, starts on January 1st. There will be numerous other preparatory tournaments in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne before the start of the Australian Open.
3rd league, Türkgügü: After only seven league games, the third division soccer team Türkgücü Munich sacked their coach Peter Hyballa. The club announced on Tuesday. “The results of the past games as well as the table that had recently developed have moved us to end our common path with Peter Hyballa at this point,” said Managing Director Max Kothny.
The 0: 2 at Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday was the fourth defeat in a row, Hyballa only had two wins and five bankruptcies. Munich slipped to 16th place in the table and are only two points away from the relegation zone. In addition, Türkgücü was eliminated in the national cup against Aubstadt (1: 3). “In the coming days we will be thinking intensively about the route for the coming weeks and months in order to be able to present a suitable successor,” said Kothny. Co-trainers Alper Kayabunar and Nicolas Masetzky will take over the training until further notice.