Recovered Russ calls for mandatory testicle checks at medicals

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Former Bundesliga player Marco Russ, diagnosed with a testicular tumour in 2016, has called for club medicals to include a mandatory check of the area. A spate of Bundesliga players have recently been found to have the same issue, including Borussia Dortmund’s Sebastien Haller, Hertha Berlin winger Marco Richter and Union Berlin defender Timo Baumgartl. Haller’s diagnosis came just weeks after he joined the club and had a full medical, which did not pick up the problem. Ex-Eintracht Frankfurt defender Russ thinks it is time to act. “I think it would be good to consider whether this could be pa…

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