Serbian basketballer, Boriša Simanić, has undergone surgery to remove one of his kidneys after being injured at the Basketball World Cup.
This was made known via the Serbian Basketball Federation X handle, on Monday, 4th September, 2023.
The Serbian basketball federation confirmed that Boriša Simanić underwent two separate surgeries in a Manila hospital.
The first came after last Wednesday’s game during which Simanić fell to the ground after taking an elbow from South Sudan’s player, Nuni Omot.
However, the Serbian team said that due to changes in kidney tissue vitality, the entire kidney had to be surgically removed in a second operation on Sunday, 3rd September.
There were also issues finding the correct blood type for the 25-year-old. His teammates had volunteered to donate their own blood.
The Serbian team doctor, Dragan Radovanović, said Simanić will remain in a Manila hospital for sometime as he recovers.
The 25-year-old Simanić plays for Zaragoza in Spain.
Serbia play Lithuania in the World Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday, 5th September.
Story: Ezekiel Kefas