A shocking news has arrived today from Germany, as far as football is concerned.
Borussia Moenchegladbach’s Austrian midfielder Stefan Lainer has been diagnosed with lymph node cancer.
It was the German team that gave the shocking news, with the Austrian immediately starting to undergo therapy.
Gladbach have announced that the 30-year-old will be sidelined for several months, while the German club have made it clear that they will support him.
Stefan #Lainerwird Borussia mehrere Monate lang fehlen. Im Rahmen einer medizinischer Untersuchungen wurde bei ihm eine Lymphknotenkrebserkrankung diagnostiziert. Zur Behandlung muss sich Stevie einer mehrmonatigen Therapie unterziehen.Advertisement
Stevie, wir stehen hinter dir 💚
— Borussia (@borussia) July 27, 2023
“Stefan Lainer will be absent from Borussia for several months. During a medical examination, he was diagnosed with cancer in the lymph nodes. For treatment, Stevie must undergo several months of therapy. Stevie, we are close to you,” the German club said in a statement.
Fortunately for Lainer, the disease is detected very early and after therapy is expected to be successful.
“We will do everything we can to ensure that Stefan receives the best possible medical treatment. We wish him and his family a lot of strength and optimism in the fight against this disease,” said Roland Virkus, M’Gladbach’s sports director.
The 30-year-old has been part of Gladbach since the summer of 2019, while previously he was part of RB Salzburg.