Baumgartl returns to football field after overcoming testicular cancer

Timo Baumgartl is back on the training ground at FC Union Berlin. The defender who was leased by PSV to the Germans was told in May that he had been diagnosed with testicular cancer.
โ€œBaumi is back! Nice to be able to see you in football boots again,โ€ writes Union Berlin in a message. The defender trained again in the German capital for the first time, after being diagnosed with testicular cancer in May and eventually had to have his testicle removed surgically. The discovery of the disease was at an early stage, which meant that treatment was still possible.
โ€œI want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for their incredible support,โ€ Baumgartl said earlier on the PSV site. โ€œI will never forget that. I am also very grateful for the quick, clear diagnosis and for the successful surgery that has taken place since then. My focus is now on recovering as quickly as possible.โ€
Baumgartl was acquired by PSV from VfB Stuttgart for ten million euros in 2019. In Eindhoven, the German is stuck until 2024. Last season, PSV already rented out Baumgartl to Union Berlin, but this season he gets to show it again in Germany. The number five of the last Bundesliga season would reportedly have to pay 3.5 million euros to permanently recruit it. Baumgartl played 25 league matches for Union Berlin last season.

Schรถn, Dich wieder in FuรŸballschuhen zu sehen, Timo ๐Ÿ‘ pic.twitter.com/s9i4kaOxum
โ€” 1. FC Union Berlin (@fcunion) August 3, 2022