Serbian player Borisa Simanic had a kidney removed after a minor elbow injury in a FIBA World Cup game
Borisa Simanic was accidentally elbowed in the waist in the game against South Sudan
After complications after an initial operation, Simanic’s kidney was removed
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Serbian Boriša Simanić had his kidney removed in a second operation after it badly hit the region in the 115-83 win over South Sudan on August 30.
The Basketball Federation of Serbia announced on Monday that Simanić underwent two surgeries, the second of which involved the removal of a complete kidney following problems.
The complication arose due to a problem in determining his blood type, as several Serbian players offered to help their teammate.
Simanić – who played for the Utah Jazz in the 2022 NBA Summer League – was hospitalized after suffering an accidental elbow injury at the hands of South Sudan’s Nuni Omot.
On the lay-up, Omot’s elbow landed right on the Serbian striker’s waist.
Serbian player Boriša Simanić sustained an elbow blow to the waist that ultimately cost him a kidney
I decided to end Borisa Simanic, judge of Casademont Zaragoza, with a judge’s defeat. While traveling through Serbia-Sudan in the south.
Nuni Omot, who issued a statement he requested after sending the court to the Serbian pivot’s renal zone.
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— Piti Hurtado (@PitiHurtado) September 4, 2023
Simanic has to watch from the touchline as his Serbia team-mates play against Lithuania on Tuesday
He has since apologized for the moment, which is expected to take Simanić to the hospital in time.
“I’m sorry, I didn’t mean to do a dirty game. I hope you recover soon. “I pray for you, you will be in my prayers,” said Omot.
“I’m not a dirty player, I’ve never been a dirty player.” “From the bottom of my heart, I sincerely apologize to everyone watching and especially the player.”
Simanić, 25, was briefly with the Utah Jazz in 2022. He was briefly part of the Summer League team.
Since then he has played for the Spanish club Casademont Zaragoza. Meanwhile, Serbia is gearing up for Tuesday’s quarterfinals match against Lithuania.