Sad news for Borussia Dortmund fans. Team striker Sebastien Aller complained of feeling unwell after training, and a medical examination revealed a testicular tumor in the player. In the near future, the player will undergo an additional examination at a specialized center.



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Barca took two tops for nothing, and in Germany they found a replacement for Holland. Important transfers of the week

Borussia Dortmund shocked by news of player’s illness

Aller has already left the club’s training camp and went to Dortmund – it is there that a new stage of examination awaits him. Borussia sporting director Sebastian Kehl called the incident a shock. “The news came as a shock to the player and to all of us. Our entire club wishes Sebastien a speedy recovery. We will do everything in our power to provide the player with the best possible treatment,” said Kael. And here is what Hans-Joachim Watzke, the general director of the Dortmund club, said: “Of course, we are all in shock. Our thoughts are with Sebastien and his family. The most important thing is that he gets well soon.”

According to the German press, the news of Aller’s illness had a negative impact on the team’s condition. Now the players and staff are in a depressed mood. Before training, the whole team took a photo together and supported the striker. Some of the players had T-shirts with the name of the striker in their hands, and Borussia captain Marco Reus captioned the picture: “Seb, we are with you.”

Sebastien Allaire

Sebastien Allaire

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Aller himself has already thanked everyone for their support. “Thank you all for your many messages of support and affection since yesterday’s announcement. Me and my family thank you. Now I will focus on my recovery in order to come back stronger, ”the footballer wrote on social networks.

Aller was taken to replace Holland

Sebastien impressed everyone last season – 34 goals in 42 matches. His performance in the Champions League was especially memorable, where he repeated the record of Cristiano Ronaldo. The Ivory Coast forward has scored in every game in the group stage and has been hit twice by Borussia Dortmund. Aller started in the Champions League with four goals against Sporting and ended up scoring 11 goals in seven meetings. Not surprisingly, he was included in the WhoScored group stage symbolic team. And Aller was in the Africa Team of the Year, which was made up of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics.

Sebastian Aller excelled in Ajax

Sebastian Aller excelled in Ajax

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Representatives of European top clubs closely followed the striker’s game. Rumors sent the player to Inter, Milan, Manchester United and Bayern. As a result, Aller signed a contract with Borussia, which, after the departure of Erling Haaland, needed a new forward. The Dortmund club gave € 31 million for a newcomer, and he took the ninth number, under which the Norwegian football player used to play.

“The club has a great stadium, but the best stadium is nothing without fans. I can’t wait to feel the support of over 80,000 spectators as part of the Borussia family. I hope that in the coming years we will achieve great success together, and then we can celebrate it all together, ”Aller told the Borussia press service after signing the contract. On June 22, the football player celebrated his 28th birthday, and a month later he learned an unpleasant diagnosis.



Head car.  Aller set a unique record in his first season in the Champions League
Head car. Aller set a unique record in his first season in the Champions League

How long does it take for a player to recover?

Former Spartak doctor Mikhail Vartapetov noted that the recovery of a player depends on the type of tumor. In the most favorable scenario, rehabilitation will take about a month.

I wish Sebastien a speedy recovery. I do not know the nature of the tumor and all the details, so I can only speak in general terms. I can talk in general, regardless of Sebestyen. I emphasize that I am not an expert in this area. In my practice, football players have not had such cases. There was one case with an employee – with a foreign specialist. He successfully recovered after a timely surgical operation.

In general, it is necessary to understand whether this tumor is benign or malignant. As far as I know, this is a fairly rare pathology. It occurs in men at any age. As far as I know, in most cases it is malignant. In this case, it is surgery plus combination therapy. Any type of tumor will require surgery. With benign, in my opinion, recovery can be one, maximum two months. And with malignant, everything depends on the stage of the process itself and the volume of further therapy.

At the medical examination, in the absence of complaints from the player himself, the doctors could simply not pay attention to such a specific area. Once again I want to wish the player a speedy recovery. In the yard of the XXI century, the level of modern medicine, fortunately, allows you to fight even with such serious conditions, – said Vartapetov “Championship”.

Which of the players has already defeated the disease

In 2004, Arjen Robben was diagnosed with the same diagnosis as Aller is now. The Dutch footballer, then playing for Chelsea, was waiting for the results for several days. Arjen was very scared, but it turned out that the player had a benign tumor. After a short time, Robben returned to football.

Francesco Acerbi defeated the tumor eight years ago

Francesco Acerbi defeated the tumor eight years ago

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And in 2013, a benign tumor of the testicles was found in Sassuolo defender Francesco Acerbi. The Italian football player underwent surgery and returned to the field, but the disease did not recede. At the end of the year, the footballer was diagnosed with a malignant tumor. Acerbi underwent several courses of chemotherapy and returned to the field after 10 months. “It may seem like a nightmarish paradox, but cancer saved me. I have something to fight against, a limit to overcome. It was as if I started life anew and saw a world that I had completely forgotten about, ”Francesco later said.

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