Bundesliga star Stefan Lainer, 30, diagnosed with cancer as his club praise doctors for catching illness early | The Sun

BUNDESLIGA star Stefan Lainer has been diagnosed with cancer.

The Borussia Monchengladbach ace, 30, was told he had lymphoma after medical examinations.

And Lainer, a regular international with Austria, is now set to miss several months of action to undergo treatment.

But Gladbach revealed the right-back’s cancer was detected by doctors “extremely early”.

And they reckon there’s an “extremely high chance” Laimer will return to full health, with a chance of playing football at the top level "still possible".

Gladbach’s statement read: “Stefan Lainer will be missing from action for several months.


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“After medical examinations, the 30-year-old right-back has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

“The Austria international will now need to undergo several months of treatment.

“The cancer has been detected extremely early and is treatable with medication. 

“There is an extremely high chance that he will get back to full health, and a normal life including professional sport could still be possible.”

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Board member Roland Virkus added: “We will do all we can to get Stevie the best possible treatment. 

“We wish him and his family lots of strength and optimism in the fight against this disease.”

Lainer has been at Gladbach since 2019 after starring for RB Salzburg.

He won four Austrian titles and three Cups with his former side.

Since making his transfer to Germany, Lainer has played 102 times for Gladbach.

And he helped them to a 10th-place finish in last season’s Bundesliga.

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