Hertha Berlin’s Jean-Paul Botius has been diagnosed with a testicular tumor, becoming the fourth player in the Bundesliga to receive such a diagnosis this season.
Paul Botius joined Hertha Berlin last summer on a free transfer until 2025.
The German club published a statement announcing the injury, which came as follows:
“After a urological test yesterday, Wednesday, it was confirmed that Botius had a tumor in his groin and he will undergo surgery on Friday, and he will miss a period of time from the team.
The club will provide more information as it becomes available, but in the meantime we ask everyone to respect the player’s privacy.”
John Paul #Boethos It should pause now. A urological examination, Wednesday, revealed a tumor in the testicles that must be surgically removed. As soon as new results come out, we’ll let you know. Our thoughts are with you, Ganga! 💙#HaHoHe pic.twitter.com/s680youkpv
– Hertha Berlin (HerthaBSC) September 22 2022
Hertha sporting director Freddy Bobic said: “As bitter as this news was in the first place, we are hopeful that Jean Paul can recover and return to us as soon as possible.”
“He will receive all possible support from us until his return. The Hertha family is by his side and wishes him all the best.”
Botius, 28, has played 6 matches for Hertha Berlin since joining the team.
Marco Richter of Hertha Berlin was also diagnosed with the same injury last July and returned to participate in the 27th of August against Borussia Dortmund, and since then, he scored two goals in three other matches in the German League.
While Union Berlin defender Timo Baumgartel returned last Sunday in the victory over Wolfsburg, five months after (last April) he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
The last of them was Borussia Dortmund striker Sebastian Haller, who is currently undergoing treatment, which he discovered just 12 days after joining from Ajax on July 6.