He’s back: Sébastien Haller joins Borussia Dortmund in preparation for the rest of the season. At BVB they don’t want to put any pressure on the attacker.
For the seriously ill Sébastien Haller, the long road back to normal begins. After two surgeries and chemotherapy, the 28-year-old attacker is expected to be back with his team-mates for the first time since he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
At the start of the preparation for the second part of the season in the Soccer Bundesliga he should complete parts of the obligatory performance diagnostics.
Training camp on Friday
Dortmund’s record purchase, committed by Ajax Amsterdam last summer for over 30 million euros and intended as a replacement for Torgarant Erling Haaland (Manchester City), had to undergo a second operation in November.
According to current plans, Haller will travel to Marbella next Friday for the one-week training camp for sixth-place Bundesliga players. “He feels a great desire to finally be back with us and to be able to train. We are really looking forward to him and to him,” sports director Sebastian Kehl recently told the “Ruhr Nachrichten”. On the basis of the data determined during the medical test, careful training should take place – without pressure from the top of the club.
Reus fit again
The new year also began for the other BVB pros with the determination of fitness values. According to reports, Marco Reus seems to have overcome his ankle injury and is available again after a forced break of months.
There are similarly positive forecasts for convalescents such as Mahmoud Dahoud, Jamie Bynoe-Gittens (both shoulder surgery), Anthony Modeste (groin surgery) and Marius Wolf (balance disorders), who coached Edin Terzic seven weeks after the inglorious end of the year in Mönchengladbach (2nd :4) and welcomed the crash in sixth place.
Re-start on January 22nd against Augsburg
On Wednesday, the first complete unit should take place on the lawn. The finishing touches for the Bundesliga restart on January 22 against FC Augsburg will take place in Marbella. Tests against Fortuna Düsseldorf (January 10) and FC Basel (January 13) will take place there.