The fight is not over: Sebastien Haller announces to undergo operation on testicular tumour

Haller spent two years at West Ham United between 2019 and 2021 and had signed for Dortmund from Dutch side Ajax this summer.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 17 November 2022 11:26 AM

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Borussia Dortmund striker Sébastien Haller was diagnosed with a testicular tumour in July shortly after moving to the Bundesliga club from Ajax. Now, the 28-year-old has revealed that he requires an operation to remove the tumour that keeps him "away from the pitch."

Haller spent two years at West Ham United between 2019 and 2021 and  had signed for Dortmund from Dutch side Ajax this summer in a deal worth over $30.7 million.

The Ivory Coast forward has been undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with the testicular tumour and recently took to his official Twitter handle to announce an operation to remove the tumour. He wrote, "As planned from the beginning, different possibilities were considered following the chemo. I tell you that the fight is not over for me."

Haller added, "I will have to undergo an operation to permanently end this tumour which keeps me away from the pitch. I want to thank you all for the messages of support and the strength you give me in this ordeal. Looking forward to seeing you all soon."

The Ivorian has made 15 appearances for his country and scored four goals. Last month, Dortmund striker  appeared at the 2022 Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris and presented the Yashin Trophy award to the Real Madrid keeper, Thibaut Courtois.

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