Former NBA forward Paul Zipser underwent emergency surgery for a brain hemorrhage experienced while playing for German club Bayern Munich during a game last week. He is expected to make a full recovery, the team said.
Zipser, 27, complained of dizziness in a German League semifinal game vs. MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. Neurological tests revealed a spontaneous brain hemorrhage that required emergency surgery.
“Paul is doing well under these circumstances, (but) we don’t want to say anything more about this,” Bayern media relations director Andreas Bunkert said, via EuroHoops. “We also ask the public for understanding that we will respect Paul and his family’s privacy.”
Zipser, 27, is 6-foot-8 and was selected by the Bulls in the second round (No. 48 overall) of the 2016 draft. He spent two seasons in Chicago, averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. He also spent time with the G League’s Windy City Bulls, before being waived in July 2019 after suffering a broken hand.
He then signed with Spanish club San Pablo Burgos before joining Bayern before the start of this season. Zipser is averaging 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in the German League.