Football professional Stefan Lainer has returned to training at Borussia Mönchengladbach a good four months after his cancer diagnosis.
“I’m really happy that I can concentrate fully on football again and train with the team,” the 31-year-old was quoted as saying in a club statement on Monday. The Austrian was diagnosed with lymph node cancer in July.
A recent final examination showed that the therapy carried out on Lainer had achieved the desired goal and “the lymph node cancer could be cured,” said Borussia. “We are incredibly happy and relieved that Stevie Lainer won the fight against this disease. This victory makes us very happy,” explained Roland Virkus. Borussia’s sports director promised to give the defender “the necessary time” to “come back fully.”
Dosed return to the Team training
After completing the mandatory performance diagnostics, Gladbach’s right-back will be gradually integrated into team training starting this week. During his several months of therapy, Lainer was able to work regularly with athletic trainers on his physical fitness – accompanied by close medical monitoring. As a result, he maintained good physical condition, the club statement said.