Soccer professional Sebastien Haller, who is suffering from a testicular tumor, has had an operation. This was confirmed by his club Borussia Dortmund. “The operation went very, very well and he is on the right track,” said BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl in a video interview with Dortmund’s shirt sponsor published on Tuesday
You have to wait and see how the healing progresses. “The current findings are still ongoing. The course of therapy is now being discussed, but I can anticipate one thing: we will certainly be missing Sebastien for a few months, ”explained Kehl at the BVB press conference.
Kehl could not give any concrete information about possible personnel reinforcements. “We are preparing for different scenarios. Our squad offers us a lot of opportunities, we have different options. We’ll only do something if it really makes sense,” said the 42-year-old.
The ex-Frankfurter Haller switched from Ajax Amsterdam back to the Bundesliga for BVB in the summer. “He was super stable and incredibly positive and also said to the team: ‘Do your job, give everything. Make sure when I come back we’re still in the running.’ And the boys will do that too,” said Kehl.
Soccer professional Yeray Alvarez, who was treated twice for a testicular tumor, recommended Haller to remain calm and patient. “I would advise him to put football and all that aside for a bit and focus on family and friends. That’s how I did it,” said the 27-year-old Athletic Bilbao player in an interview with “Sport Bild” (Wednesday). “They will give him the strength he needs, in addition to what he gets from the fans and his football colleagues.”