Newcomer Jean-Paul Boetius
was diagnosed with a testicular tumor during a urological examination. This must be surgically removed. This was announced by the club on Thursday afternoon.The 28-year-old is out indefinitely. The operation is scheduled to take place 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 managing director Fredi Bobic
.He went on to emphasize: "Until his return, he will receive every possible support from us. We will stand close together as a Hertha family and wish him only the best."At Hertha, it is already the second case of the testicular tumor within a short period of time and the fourth in the Bundesliga: Boëtius' teammate Marco Richter
only recently celebrated his comeback after overcoming a tumor illness, as did Timo Baumgartl of Union Berlin. At Borussia Dortmund, striker Sebastien Haller
is still missing indefinitely after being diagnosed in the summer.