Stefan Lainer has returned to training after his cancer diagnosis. The disease is considered cured.
ÖFB team player Stefan Lainer returned to team training a good four months after his cancer diagnosis. “I’m really happy that I can concentrate fully on football again and train with the team,” said the 31-year-old from Salzburg in a statement from his club Borussia Monchengladbach quoted from Monday. Lainer was diagnosed with lymph node cancer in July.
A recent final examination showed that the therapy carried out on Lainer had achieved the desired goal and “the lymph node cancer could be cured,” said Borussia. “We are incredibly happy and relieved that Stevie Lainer won the fight against this disease. This victory makes us very happy,” explained Roland Virkus.
Borussia’s sports director promised to give the defender “the necessary time” to “come back fully.” During his several months of therapy, Lainer was able to work regularly with athletic trainers on his physical fitness – accompanied by close medical monitoring. As a result, he was said to have maintained good physical condition.