Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastien Haller has left their pre-season coaching camp in Switzerland after a tumour was present in his testicle.
The 28-year-old Ivory Coast striker joined the Bundesliga aspect from Ajax this month.
Dortmund mentioned Haller “complained that he felt unwell after coaching on Monday” and, following medical exams, “a testicular tumour” was found.
Additional examinations will happen “over the approaching days”.
Haller mentioned on Tuesday: “Thanks all in your many messages of assist and affection since yesterday’s announcement. My household and I thanks. I’ll now give attention to my restoration to return again stronger.”
Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl mentioned: “This information got here as a shock to Sebastien Haller and everybody else.
“Your complete BVB household hopes that Sebastien makes a full restoration as quickly as doable and that we may give him a hug once more quickly.
“We’ll do every little thing in our energy to make sure that he receives the very best therapy.”
Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham and Haller’s former West Ham team-mate Declan Rice had been amongst those that tweeted their assist.
Bellingham mentioned: “Keep sturdy and get higher quickly brother, we’re all with you!”
Rice mentioned: “Ideas are with you my brother! Praying you’ve a speedy restoration.”