Borussia Dortmund’s new signing Sebastien Haller has been diagnosed with a testicular tumor and left the team’s Swiss summer training camp to undergo further medical examination. As per club, the 28-year-old striker had complained about feeling unwell after training on Monday morning, after which extensive tests revealed a testicular tumor.
Dortmund’s sporting director Sebastian Kehl has expressed shock and concern over Haller’s health and stated that entire club wishes Sebastien a full and speed recovery. “The news today was a shock for Sebastien and for all of us. The entire BVB family wishes Sebastien a full and speedy recovery so that we can soon welcome his back into our arms,” he was quoted in a released statement.
Kehl added that the club will do everything in their power to ensure that Haller receives the best possible treatment as the player returned to Dortmund to undergo further examination in a specialist medical center.
Club’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke was shocked to hear about Sebastien Haller and stated that priority is to get the striker healthy again. “We are all in a state of shock. Our thoughts are with Sebastien and his family. The most important thing now is that he gets healthy again,” he added.
Haller had signed for Dortmund from Dutch side Ajax this summer in a deal worth over $30.7 million. The striker previously spent two years at West Ham United between 2019 and 2021, making 48 appearances and scoring 10 goals.