Alderac Entertainment Group CEO John Zinser is currently hospitalized after brain surgery, the company announced in a post on its website.  The ordeal began on Thursday, July 30, when Zinser was taken to the hospital and a CT scan revealed a mass in his brain.  The mass was removed in a surgery on Saturday; while the pathology report is not yet available, "there are some encouraging signs that the mass was benign," according to the company’s post.

Zinser is now on "Injured Reserve for the foreseeable future," the company said.  In this period, COO Ryan Dancey will take over as interim CEO, and the leadership team of Dancey, Nicolas Bongiu and Luke Peterschmidt will continue to carry out the company’s plans, monitoring Zinser’s inbox for urgent matters that need response.

The family has asked for privacy, and both the family and company ask that concerns be addressed to

"All of us at AEG are hopeful that John will make a full and speedy recovery and be back at the helm soon," the company said.  "We thank you in advance for your show of support and positive thoughts."