Sebastien Haller forced to leave Borussia Dortmund’s training camp due to illness

Sebastien Haller. (Photo by Patrick Goosen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)
Sebastien Haller. (Photo by Patrick Goosen/BSR Agency/Getty Images) /

Sebastien Haller has been forced to leave Borussia Dortmund’s training camp in Bad Ragaz after a testicular tumour was discovered during examinations.

Borussia Dortmund have announced that Sebastien Haller has been forced to leave the club’s training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland after a testicular tumour was found during an examination. The striker has already traveled back to Dortmund, where he will undergo further medical examinations at a specialised medical centre.

Sebastien Haller missed Borussia Dortmund’s pre-season friendly against La Liga side Valencia CF on Monday after he complained of feeling unwell. The Ivory Coast international then underwent intensive medical examinations in Bad Ragaz during the day, and a testicular tumour was discovered.

In a statement on the club’s website, Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said that they will do everything in their power to ensure that Haller receives the best possible treatment.

"“This news today comes as a shock for Sebastien Haller and all of us. The entire BVB family hopes that Sebastien makes a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can give him a hug again soon. We will do everything in our power to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment.”"

Sebastien Haller only joined Borussia Dortmund from AFC Ajax earlier this month for a club record transfer fee of 31 million euros. The 28 year old was due to make his BVB debut on Monday, but it looks like he will now be sidelined for an indefinite period.

We wish Sebastien Haller all the very best in his recovery.