Sebastien Haller forced to leave Borussia Dortmund’s Swiss pre-season training camp after a ‘testicular tumour is discovered’


Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller has been forced to leave the club’s pre-season training camp after a ‘testicular tumour was discovered.’

Haller, who spent two years at West Ham, joined the German giants in a £28million deal from Ajax less than two weeks ago.


Dortmund revealed the terrible news about the 28-year-old on Monday evening

A statement read: “Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller had to leave the BVB training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, early due to illness and has already travelled back to Dortmund.

“The 28-year-old international from the Ivory Coast complained of being unwell after training on Monday morning.

“In the course of intensive medical examinations, a tumour was finally discovered in the testicles during the course of the day.

“During the coming days, further examinations will take place in a specialised medical centre.”

BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl said: “This news today came as a shock to Sebastien Haller and to all of us.

“The entire BVB family wishes Sebastien a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can hug him again soon.

The Ivory Coast international joined Dortmund on July 6


The Ivory Coast international joined Dortmund on July 6

“We will do everything in our power to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment.”

The statement continued: “Borussia Dortmund asks that the privacy of the player and his family be respected and that no questions be asked.

“As soon as we have further information, we will inform you in consultation with the player.”

talkSPORT’s Trevor Sinclair tweeted: “Wishing you healthy recovery young man.”


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