Borussia Dortmund have confirmed that Sebastien Haller has been diagnosed with a testicular tumor after the striker complained of feeling 'unwell' in training.
The 28-year-old forward, who joined the Bundesliga club from Ajax on a four-year deal this summer, left the club's training camp in Switzerland on Monday morning.
On Monday night, Dortmund provided an update on Haller's condition in a statement.
It read: "Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller had to leave the BVB training camp in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland early due to illness and has already traveled back to Dortmund.
"The 28-year-old international from the Ivory Coast complained of being unwell after training on Monday morning
"In the course of intensive medical examinations, a tumor was finally discovered in the testicles during the course of the day. During the coming days, further examinations will take place in a specialized medical centre.
"Borussia Dortmund asks that the privacy of the player and his family be respected and that no questions be asked. As soon as we have further information, we will inform you in consultation with the player."
Sebastien #Haller hat das #BVB-Trainingslager in Bad Ragaz krankheitsbedingt verlassen müssen und ist bereits zurück nach Dortmund gereist. Bei Untersuchungen wurde ein Hodentumor entdeckt.— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 18, 2022
Gute Besserung, @HallerSeb! 🙏🙏
Weitere Infos: https://t.co/XPaNATxgDI pic.twitter.com/v6hA6MeGLV
The club's sporting director Sebastian Kehl has also released the following statement.
"This news today came as a shock to Sebastien Haller and to all of us," he said. "The entire BVB family wishes Sebastien a full recovery as soon as possible and that we can hug him again soon.
"We will do everything in our power to ensure that he receives the best possible treatment," he said.
Once again, Borussia Dortmund have asked that the privacy of the player and his family be respected and that no questions be asked.
As soon as the club have further information, they will inform the public in consultation with the player.
We want to wish Sebastien all the best in his recovery.
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