Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ex-Chelsea star Michael Ballack undergoes surgery to remove back tumour

Ex-Chelsea star Michael Ballack has undergone an operation to remove a tumour on his back.

Doctors found the growth during a routine MRI scan.

He immediately underwent surgery in Hanover to remove the tumour from near his spinal cord.

And according to Bild, the German football legend has thankfully been given the all-clear by doctors, with the tumour revealed to be benign.

And the 43-year-old is now recovering on holiday in Portugal, where he is enjoying watching his former team Bayern Munich in the Champions League on television.

Ballack, an exceptional player during his career, was twice a runner-up in the competition, with Bayer Leverkusen and Chelsea respectively - but will be hoping that Bayern can go one better on Sunday.