Basketball | DBB star had shoulder surgery

National basketball player Satou Sabally underwent shoulder surgery after the German team’s historic first Olympic qualification.

Her US team did not provide any further information about the exact nature of the injury and how long the 25-year-old Dallas Wings athlete was out in a statement on Tuesday. It is assumed that she will make a full recovery from the injury, they said. The WNBA season begins in three months.

Sabally was already severely limited in the last qualifying game against hosts Brazil on February 11th, in which Germany achieved the sensation with a 73:71, and in the end he could hardly throw with his left hand. With 20 points and eleven rebounds, she still played a big part in the success.

For the first time, both the men and women of the German Basketball Association are taking part in the Olympics. Dennis Schröder and Co. had already secured their ticket to Paris last summer by winning the World Cup title. The preliminary round games will be played in Lille from July 27th, and the final round will then take place in Paris. The draw is scheduled for mid-March.