Borussia Dortmund’s cancer-stricken striker Sebastien Haller reports progress on the long road back to health. “I’m doing very well, the treatment is going well and I’m lucky enough to be able to train every day,” said Haller fifa.com.
The testicular tumor diagnosis was “a shock”. But: “I never thought that I would evoke so many reactions and sympathy, not just from the world of football. These are things that unite us all and have given me enormous strength to pass this test,” said the Ivory Coast striker.
“Whether Ivorian, Dutch, French, German, English or whatever, all the people who support me from afar or nearby are a source of strength for my family, my relatives and me,” said Haller, who is at the BVB’s Champions League game against FC Copenhagen (3-0) was back in the stadium for the first time.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino also wrote a letter to the BVB star. “On behalf of the international football community and on my own behalf, I would like to send you my best wishes for a speedy and full recovery, hoping to see you in the best of health soon,” wrote the Swiss world governing body boss.