Sebastien Haller will undergo chemotherapy after the Dortmund forward was diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumour and faces ‘several months out’… as his club say the £27m star has a ‘very good chance’ of recovery
- Dortmund have confirmed that Sebastien Haller is set to undergo chemotherapy
- The Bundesliga club have insisted that his chances of recovery are ‘very good’
- The 28-year-old striker has been diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumour
- The Ivory Coast star signed with the German giants for £27m three weeks ago
Sebastien Haller is set to undergo chemotherapy after being diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumour.
Borussia Dortmund, who signed the 28-year-old in July for £27million from Ajax, confirmed on Saturday that the Ivory Coast international would undergo treatment for several months – but insisted that striker had a ‘very good chance’ of recovery.
Haller was diagnosed with a testicular tumour earlier this month and underwent surgery a few days ago, after complaining about feeling unwell in training with his new club.
Sebastien Haller will have chemotherapy following his malignant testicular tumour diagnosis
Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said: ‘Sebastien will now receive the best possible treatment.
‘The chances of recovery are very good.
‘We wish him and his family a lot of strength and optimism and our thoughts are with him during this difficult time.’
He will be out for several months but Dortmund insist he has a ‘very good chance’ of recovery
Haller took to social media last week to tell fans that he had completed the first step of his treatment.
Posting a picture of him smiling, he said: ‘Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know that Step 1 has been completed!
‘I would like to thank the @BVB (Dortmund) and the medical team who were exceptional with me.
Haller shared a photo (above) saying he has completed the first step of his treatment last week
‘A big thank you also to all the nursing staff of the hospital for their support – benevolence.’
The German giants signed the former West Ham striker as a replacement for star man Erling Haaland, who completed his £51m move to Manchester City at the start of July.
Dortmund have undergone a busy summer of transfer business, signing Karim Adeyemi, Marcel Lotka, Alexander Meyer, Salih Ozcan, Nico Schlotterbeck and Niklas Sule.
Marco Reus (L) and Gerard Moreno (R) showed their support when Dortmund faced Villarreal
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