SportFootball: Six months after being diagnosed with cancer, Sebastian Aller is back...

Football: Six months after being diagnosed with cancer, Sebastian Aller is back on the pitch

In Germany, the football championship resumes its rights after a two-month break associated, in particular, with the World Cup. On this occasion, Dortmund fans could see a long-awaited player on the lawn: Sebastian Haller. At a pre-match press conference, coach Edin Terzic announced on Friday that his roster has added an additional name: the 28-year-old Franco-Ivorian striker.

And here he is, ready to return to the field six months after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. At that time, he was fully prepared for the summer in Dortmund, the club he had just joined.

Several cycles of chemotherapy overcome

“His winter holidays were shorter than others, he worked here until December 22. And between the holidays, he also worked hard, it was evident.assured the coach of the club, preparing for the reception of Augsburg this Sunday afternoon.

As soon as he signed his new colors, Sebastian Aller discovered that he had a tumor. Operated on the fly, the attacker then faced four rounds of chemotherapy before another operation in mid-November. In early January, he successfully passed a series of medical tests, which allowed him to return to the main team as usual.

“It was a very long break if you just look at the illness. But if you also look further, the last official match he played was against Ajax Amsterdam at the end of May. He’s just happy to be fully part of the group again. , we are proud of him, the way he fought during this period”– began his coach Edin Terzic.

Speaking of Haller coming into play this weekend, everyone in Dortmund is gearing up for a very strong moment. “It will be an emotional moment. The question is no longer whether it will happen, but when.”

TD with AFP

Source: TF1


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