As reported by SportBild, Sébastien Haller returned back to team training at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
The Frenchman has overcome two surgeries and chemotherapy since being diagnosed with testicular cancer last summer. On Monday, the forward arrived at the training ground for individual performance tests. Finally this week, Haller can once again join up with his teammates and take part in team training. A moment he and the footballing world have dreamt of.
Haller (28) joined Borussia Dortmund for €31m from Ajax but it has yet to kick a ball in a competitive fixture for Die Schwarzgelben. The French-Ivorian complained of feeling unwell during BVB’s pre-season training camp and upon examinations, it became known that he had a testicular tumour.
Although Haller is reportedly returning to training in the new year, there is no expectation on when the former Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham forward will return in a match environment – those at the club don’t want to put any pressure on the attacker.
BVB sports director Sebastian Kehla told Bild: “We are very happy that Sébastien is back in Dortmund and can join the team. The last few weeks have been very positive. Sébastien fought madly for this. He’s incredibly positive and wants to get back on the pitch. We will continue to accompany him on this path.”
GGFN | Jamie Allen