Borussia Dortmund’s Sebastien Haller Opens Up Journey After Testicular Cancer Diagnosis
- Sebastien Haller signed for Borussia Dortmund from Ajax Amsterdam but has yet to play for the side
- Ivory Coast striker Haller has opened up about his treatment for testicular cancer and his recovery
- Haller could finally make his debut for the Bundesliga outfit when league action resumes this month
Sebastien Haller has opened up about his journey to recovery after a testicular cancer scare.
The 28-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker was diagnosed with cancer shortly after he signed for the German club.
He missed the first half of the season after undergoing treatment but has since returned to training with the club, Get Football News Germany reported.
He is expected to make his official debut for the side when the Bundesliga resume later this month.
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While many were surprised by how quickly the Ivory Coast international bounced back from two operations, the former Ajax man explained how he got through the difficult period of his life, Goal reported.
“Above all, every moment with the family. My physiotherapist also helped me a lot, also from a mental point of view. I always knew he was there and that I had someone at home to work with," Haller said.
"It was valuable for me to feel that someone is working to make me feel good physically and come back fit. And because he tried so hard, I couldn't just cancel a session either. That would have been ungrateful,” he added.
Haller’s reaction to the news
The 28-year-old also revealed how he reacted to the news that he had cancer, adding that he didn’t cry. He explained that he just told himself that he needed to go through it.
“I didn’t have any other option.”
Sebastien Haller returns to training
Sebastien Haller is finally edging closer to a return to action.
The Borussia Dortmund striker has been unable to play for the German side since joining them after it was discovered that he had a testicular tumour.
Haller has finally returned to the Bundesliga outfit and will travel with the squad to Spain later this week as they prepare for the return of league action, Sports Brief earlier reported.
Haller gives update on recovery
Sports Brief earlier reported that Haller said he is feeling very well, as the Borussia Dortmund striker undergoes treatment for a malignant testicular tumour.
The Ivorian striker says he hopes to return to the football pitch as soon as possible, after being sidelined since July after his surgery.
Haller joined Dortmund in a deal worth €34.5 million back in July, as the Bundesliga giants looked to bring in a replacement for Manchester City-bound Erling Haaland.
Source: Sports Brief News