Borussia Dortmund are going to have to do without forward Sebastien Haller for what’s left of the year following his surgery.
Haller had a testicular tumour discovered earlier this month and has since had it successfully removed. He now begins the road to recovery with his new club.
“There’s still talk about what kind of therapy he’ll need, but it’s clear that he’ll be absent for a couple of months,” said sporting director Sebastian Kehl.
German newspaper Bild have reported that the surgery went to plan, and the player is now with his family awaiting guidance on the next steps towards recovery.
With the 2022 World Cup meaning that Europe’s leagues will be on a break from November, Haller’s calendar year has already come to an end.
Nothing has been said of Haller’s condition since the operation, other than that it was a success. It remains to be seen what therapy he will now face, and how long that will see him out of action for.
Haller only arrived at Dortmund this summer from Ajax. He was signed to fill the void left by Erling Haaland’s move to Manchester City.
The 28-year-old Ivorian abruptly left their pre-season training camp in Switzerland after the tumour was found during medical tests.
Source : Marca.com