Russ delighted with new Frankfurt deal
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Eintracht Frankfurt defender Marco Russ has signed a new deal that ties him to the Bundesliga club until 2019.
The 31-year-old, who was diagnosed with a malignant tumour following a routine anti-doping test in May this year, says he is delighted the club have stood by him during what has been a recent difficult period for him.
"I am pleased and proud to be able to continue playing here until 2019," Russ said. "I have to thank those responsible who have given me their trust despite my current situation."
Frankfurt's sporting director Bruno Huebner says Russ deserved the new deal, adding: "Marco is a role model with the right attitude and a home grown Frankfurt player. We wish him all the best for his recovery."
Russ has made 256 appearances for Frankfurt, scoring 22 goals.