The return of national player Paul Zipser for the basketball players of FC Bayern Munich has been moved into the background through a serious accident of teammate Nick Weiler-Babb. The American crashed at the 86:75 of the Bundesliga spreadsheet against the Hamburg Towers for a dunk attempt on the ground, was temporarily unconscious and had to be transported by the parquet. The investigations in the hospital showed a sense of the club in the late evening a heavy brain shake.
“We can say of luck that we do not have to comment on the next tragedy, albeit on a smaller scale,” Bavaria-Coach Andrea Trinchieri had said before the diagnosis. “A player should not touch the opponent in the air. Because that’s dangerous. The referees should at least see.”
At the victory, the 28-year-old Ziper returned to a long rehabilitation phase and was for the first time since his brain operation in June 2021 back on the parquet. The former NBA professional was replaced for the last 15 seconds of the third quarter under Applause, but ultimately did not play any longer. “It’s a blessing that we see him back on the floor,” said Bayern Trainer Trinchieri in the run-up to the game at Magenta Sport.
In the first half, the Munich had been dominated by the guests. Hamburg’s Caleb Homesley scored 25 points there, including 16 in the last three minutes before the break. So the Towers were left at 46:28. At the beginning Weiler-Babb crashed hard to the parquet. Thanks to a 11-0 digit in the second half, the Munich found her rhythm. The hosts shortened before the final section on 58:60 and turned the game through a 11-0 run in the fourth passage.
Both teams set a sign of peace because of the Russian invasion into Ukraine and wore in warming up and on the bench T-shirts with the imprint “No more was”. In addition, the players presented a banner with the same inscription before the kick-up.