Shock for BVB record purchase: tumor discovered in Sebastien Haller's testicles

Sebastien Haller has just moved from Ajax Amsterdam to Dortmund for a record sum, now he has to leave the training camp: During a medical examination, doctors find a tumor.

Shock for BVB record purchase: tumor discovered in Sebastien Haller's testicles

Sebastien Haller has just moved from Ajax Amsterdam to Dortmund for a record sum, now he has to leave the training camp: During a medical examination, doctors find a tumor.

Shock for Sebastien Haller: A tumor was discovered in the testicles of the new goalscorer of the Bundesliga soccer team Borussia Dortmund. This was announced by BVB. "This news was a shock for Sebastien Haller and for all of us. The entire BVB family wishes Sebastien that he will recover completely as soon as possible and that we can hug him again soon," said sporting director Sebastian Kehl.

After training on Monday morning in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, Haller complained of being unwell and was therefore absent in the 3-1 friendly against FC Valencia in the evening. Doctors then discovered the tumor as part of intensive medical examinations. The 28-year-old then traveled back to Dortmund. "We will do everything in our power to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment," said Kehl. In the coming days, further examinations will take place in a specialized medical center.

Dortmund signed the Ivory Coast international this summer as a replacement for Erling Haaland from Ajax Amsterdam. With a base fee of 31 million euros, it was one of the most expensive transfers in the club's history for BVB. A similar sum was only paid for Mats Hummels in 2019.

Haller's diagnosis is the third case of testicular cancer this year in the Bundesliga. Only a week ago, Hertha professional Marco Richter noticed a tumor that is now to be operated on. Union Berlin are currently without defender Timo Baumgartl after he underwent surgery in May.

Testicular cancer is the most common form of cancer in young men, with the average age at diagnosis being 38 years. The Robert Koch Institute estimates the total number of annual cases at 4,200. The chances of recovery are very good if the tumor is detected in good time.

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