Basel forward Van Wolfswinkel has successful brain surgery
BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Basel forward Ricky van Wolfswinkel is to leave the hospital after successful brain surgery to treat an aneurysm.
The club says the operation was performed Tuesday and the Dutchman has been cleared to leave.
Van Wolfswinkel’s aneurysm was discovered by chance during scans after he sustained a concussion in a Champions League qualifying game this month. His injury occurred late in a 2-1 home loss to LASK Linz on Aug. 7.
The 30-year-old former Norwich and Sporting Lisbon player has said he expected to be out of action for at least six months.