Union Berlin has had a preventive check-up for possible testicular cancer diseases carried out by its licensed players department. As the Köpenickers announced on Friday, the entire team accepted the offer from the club and the Berlin Charite “without exception”.
Defender Timo Baumgartl only returned to training at the beginning of the month after successful cancer surgery and chemotherapy.
“We are very grateful to the Charite for being able to offer our players this check-up,” said managing director Oliver Ruhnert: “A compliment goes to the team, which took up this offer without exception.”
In July, Bundesliga professionals Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund) and Marco Richter (Hertha BSC) were diagnosed with testicular cancer.
While Haller has to undergo chemotherapy and will be out for months, Richter is back in the Berlin squad against Borussia Mönchengladbach on Friday (8.30 p.m.) just five weeks after the operation.