Cholet Basket announced on Monday that its player, Kim Tillie, was affected by a testicular tumor for which he will be operated on in the coming days.
Kim has informed the club that a testicular tumor was recently discovered in him and surgery is required
," Cholet said in a statement.
The intervention “
will be practiced very soon in Cholet
, continues the Maine-et-Loire club.
Kim will be present with the group until April 5 inclusive.
The duration of his unavailability is currently unknown.
Kim Tillie, 34, joined Cholet last summer.
Passed by Asvel, Olympiakos or AS Monaco, he has 42 caps with the France team and a bronze medal at the 2014 World Cup.
Kim Tillie fit for a European semi-final this Wednesday
The discovery of this tumor does not immediately prevent Tillie from playing basketball.
, he should take part in the semi-final first leg of the FIBA Europe Cup (considered the 4th European level) on the floor of BC Kalev, in Estonia, this Wednesday (6:30 p.m.).
The Choletais could also be present for the return semi-final on April 5 at home, as well as the reception of Nanterre in Betclic Elite on April 1 (8 p.m.).
Kim Tillie has played 47 matches with Cholet this season.
In the French championship, he runs at averages per game of 17 minutes for 4.8 points and 3.4 rebounds.
Cholet is ranked 3rd in Betclic Elite with a record of 16 wins for 9 losses, and still 9 matches to play before the playoffs.