Dortmund striker Haller undergoes successful tumor removal surgery

Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastian Haller has undergone a successful operation to remove a testicular tumor, Sebastian Keil, sports director of the German club, said on Wednesday.

Haller signed for Borussia Dortmund from Ajax on July 6 last year for 31 million euros, but the Ivorian international had to leave pre-season training camp about 12 days later for treatment after a tumor was discovered.

Kiel said Haller’s operation was a success, but noted that the next steps in his treatment are not yet fully clear.

“The course of treatment is being discussed, there are different ways. We will definitely miss Sebastian for two months, but as soon as we know the details, we will inform you in the coming days.

Asked if Dortmund would include new players to make up for Haller’s absence, Kiel said: “We are preparing for several scenarios” regarding how the team will operate this season.

Haller signed for Dortmund to replace Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who has joined Manchester City.

Haller scored 34 goals for Ajax last season, including 11 goals in 8 Champions League matches.

Dortmund kick off their season on Friday with a German Cup match against third tier club 1860 München.

Source: AB

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