Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller has efficiently undergone surgical procedure to take away a testicular tumor and will likely be sidelined “for a few months”, sporting director Sebastian Kehl has confirmed.
Haller joined Dortmund from Ajax final summer time after an unbelievable season in Amsterdam, however was identified with testicular most cancers final week after feeling discomfort throughout pre-season coaching.
Well needs have poured in for Haller from throughout the footballing world, and Kehl has now revealed that the Ivory Coast worldwide has efficiently undergone a process to assist his restoration.
“The operation went very, very well and he is on the right track,” he instructed 1&1.
“He was super stable and incredibly positive and also told the team: ‘Do your job, give it your all. Make sure when I get back we’re still in the running.” And the boys will likely be too.”
When requested a couple of doable timeline for Haller’s return to motion, Kehl remarked, “He’s undoubtedly going to be out for just a few months.”
With the former West Ham frontman sidelined, there have been suggestions Dortmund could bring in another striker this summer.
Haller was signed as a direct replacement for Erling Haaland, who completed a long-awaited move to Manchester City last month, although Dortmund still have Donyell Malen and Karim Adeyemi available to play in the middle – the latter a summer signing from RB Salzburg.
Speaking about whether supporters could expect any further incoming transfer windows, Kehl continued: “We are getting ready for totally different eventualities. “Edin, [CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke] and I talk to the scouting department and work on different options and ideas. Nothing concrete right now.
“Still, Haller lacks the profile. We are engaged on totally different choices. But we are going to solely do one thing if it is smart ultimately.”