Midfielder needs surgery after diagnosis. After club colleague Marco Richter, Timo Baumgartl and Sebastien Haller, he is the fourth professional to develop testicular cancer within a few months.
Bundesliga club Hertha BSC has to do without midfielder Jean-Paul Boetius for the time being. During a urological examination on Wednesday, the Dutch summer access was diagnosed with a tumor in the testicles, as the Berliners announced the following day. The 28-year-old is scheduled for surgery on Friday. "As bitter as this news is at first, we are full of hope and confidence that Jean-Paul will recover and return to our circle as soon as possible," said Hertha Sport Managing Director Fredi Bobic, "until he returns, he will receive any support we can." Boetius only switched from Mainz 05 to the capital club in July and has played in six league games for Hertha so far.
A Hertha professional, Marco Richter, had already dropped out last season after being diagnosed with testicular cancer. Richter has been back on the pitch for a few games and has already scored two goals since his comeback. It is the fourth testicular cancer case in the Bundesliga within a few months. Timo Baumgartl (Union Berlin) has just returned to the pitch recovered, Borussia Dortmund's striker Sebastien Haller will be out for a long time due to his treatment.