Ivorian striker Sebastian Haller will undergo chemotherapy that will see him suspended from his team, Borussia Dortmund, for several months after histological results showed a malignant tumor in his testicle, his club announced on Saturday.
Dortmund wrote on their official website: “Sebastian Haller, 28, will be away from Borussia Dortmund for several months. The results of histological examination showed the presence of a malignant tumor in the testicle.
Haller kämpft gegen bösartigen Tumor
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 30, 2022
Dortmund announced last Wednesday that Haller was out of action for at least “several months” following surgery to remove a testicular tumor that was discovered during the team’s training camp in Switzerland in preparation for the new season.
Dortmund quoted its sporting director Sebastian Kehl on Saturday that Haller’s chances of recovery are “very good” and that he will “get better treatment”.
The club urged the media and fans to understand and not disclose any medical details about Haller’s treatment.
Haller joined Dortmund this summer from Ajax Amsterdam to replace Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester City.
The Ivorian scored 34 goals for Ajax last season, including 11 goals in 8 Champions League matches.
Dortmund opened their season (2022-2023) yesterday Friday by winning three unanswered goals against 1860 Munich, belonging to the German third division, in the second round of the German Cup.