Paul Zipser opens up about brain surgery, return to action

2021-11-27T20:57:16+00:00 2021-11-27T21:02:47+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

27/Nov/21 20:57

Paul Zipser revealed what he went through back in June when he was diagnosed with brain hemorrhage and had to be operated.

By Eurohoops team /

Bayern Munich forward Paul Zipser talked for the first time about his experience with brain surgery, his recovery and the planned return to the courts.

Zipser had to undergo an emergency operation in June after being diagnosed with cavernoma, a type of abnormality on the blood vessels of the brain that causes bleeding. The doctors had to do the surgery on a really sensitive area, a “shi–y spot” to have it as Zipser put it.

“I understood everything [about the problem],” Zipser said in an interview for the But I tried – not sure if proactively or passively – to not think about it much because: A) I knew it wouldn’t change anything anyway, and B) I was already familiar with the doctors of Bayern Munich. There was no better option for me with that specific case and with the spot it happened.”

“The first two days, I wasn’t really scared,” Zipser commented on how he felt after the diagnosis and during the period before the procedure. “You just fall into something when you think: ‘OK, beginning on Wednesday everything will change.’ But the night before the operation – and I’ve gone through quite some operations before – it was quite emotional. I would say [I was] a bit scared.”