The operation is successful: National player Zipser undergoes emergency surgery after a brain hemorrhage

The procedure is successful
National player Zipser had an emergency operation after a brain hemorrhage

In the semi-finals of the Bundesliga basketball league, Paul Zipser complains of dizziness and slight coordination disorders. The FC Bayern professional is immediately examined neurologically – and an emergency operation is carried out because of the cerebral hemorrhage that was discovered. The operation went well, according to the club.

The German national basketball player Paul Zipser from FC Bayern has had an emergency operation because of a brain hemorrhage. According to information from the German Press Agency, the intervention was carried out last Wednesday. The complicated operation with a specialist was reportedly successful.

“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 27-year-old basketball player’s family.

According to dpa information, 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 haemorrhage.

Length of the break unclear

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

After the final series with Bayern, the former NBA professional will also miss the upcoming Olympic qualification for the German national 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. Then Zipser played two seasons in the best league in the world. He has been back in Munich since 2019. During this 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 Munich’s top scorer with 18 points in the final of the BBL Cup in the 85:79 win at the end of May against Alba Berlin.