Sebastien Haller delivers positive health update as Borussia Dortmund striker completes first stage of treatment for testicular tumour and West Ham send support

    Sebastien Haller has completed the first stage of his treatment after being diagnosed with a testicular tumour.

    The Borussia Dortmund forward complained about feeling unwell after training on Monday and immediate medical examinations detected the tumour.

    The football world is rallying behind Haller following his diagnosis

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    The football world is rallying behind Haller following his diagnosis

    Posting a picture from his hospital bed on Thursday, a smiling Haller tweeted with some positive news.

    He said: “Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know that Step 1 has been completed!

    “I would like to thank the @BVB (Dortmund) and the medical team who were exceptional with me.

    “A big thank you also to all the nursing staff of the hospital for their support – benevolence.”

    The former West Ham striker added prayer and flexed biceps showing strength emojis to the tweet.

    The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international joined Dortmund from Ajax earlier this month for a reported fee of £27million.

    Haller has tormented every defence in the Champions League this season

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    Haller has tormented every defence in the Champions League this season

    The Ivory Coast international joined Dortmund on July 6

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    The Ivory Coast international joined Dortmund on July 6

    He signed a four-year deal, after scoring an impressive 32 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions for the Dutch club last season.

    Previous to that, Haller spent one and a half seasons at West Ham, making over 50 appearances, before the Hammers sold him to Ajax for £20.25m in January 2021.

    Dortmund quote tweeted Haller’s message and said: “Always a smile on his face…get well soon Seb!”

    West Ham also replied to their former player’s tweet: “We’re all with you, Seb!”

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