Sebastien Haller to undergo chemotherapy treatment

Sebastien Haller (Photo by Soccrates/Getty Images)
Sebastien Haller (Photo by Soccrates/Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund have announced that Sebastien Haller will have to undergo chemotherapy treatment after intensive medical tests revealed that he has a malignant testicular tumour.

Sebastien Haller will be sidelined for the coming months after Borussia Dortmund announced that he is fighting a malignant testicular tumour. The 28 year old will now have to undergo a course of chemotherapy treatment, the club has confirmed.

Sebastian Kehl said in a club statement on Saturday that Sebastien Haller will now receive the best possible treatment in the coming months, and the chances of recovery are very good.

"“Sebastien will now receive the best possible treatment,” Kehl said. “The chances of recovery are very good. We wish him and his family a lot of strength and our thoughts are with him during this difficult time.”"

Haller, who joined Borussia Dortmund from Dutch side AFC Ajax for a club record transfer fee earlier this month, complained of feeling unwell at the start of last week during the club’s training camp in Switzerland. A testicular tumour was discovered during medical examinations, and he was forced to leave the training camp to undergo further tests.

The former Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham United striker successfully underwent surgery last week, and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl said earlier this week that he will be unavailable for the next few months. After intensive medical examinations, it has now been revealed that the tumour is malignant.

Borussia Dortmund have stated that they will not disclose any further medical details regarding Sebastien Haller’s treatment in the coming months.

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