Argentine legend Diego Maradona recovers in the hospital after a successful operation of gastric bleeding
- Diego Maradona discovered the problem in early January during a check
- The surgery on Saturday to slow the bleeding due to a hernia was not complicated
- Doctors discovered bleeding before Maradona would fly to Mexico
- His lawyer said he would come back as soon as possible to lead Dorados de Sinaloa
The winner of the World Cup in Argentina, Diego Maradona, recovered in hospital Saturday after successfully undergoing a routine operation for gastric bleeding, his lawyer said.
The 58-year-old ex-Boca Juniors and Napoli player discovered the problem in early January during a check-up in a hospital in Olivos, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
The operation on Saturday to slow the bleeding due to a hernia was not complicated, but was meant to solve what according to one source to Reuters & # 39; Inconveniences & # 39; were caused by the problem.
Diego Maradona recovered to the hospital on Saturday after undergoing routine surgery
"The surgical procedure of Diego Maradona is over", said his lawyer Matias Morla on Twitter. "Thank God everything went perfectly."
Maradona has regularly lived in the hospital over the years, often as a result of the extravagant lifestyle that has helped him become one of the most admired players of the 20th century.
He last became ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he fainted in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.
Maradona's lawyer Matias Morla unveiled the news on Twitter after a successful operation
Maradona was hospitalized in 2004 with serious heart and respiratory problems related to cocaine use. Later he underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina, before he was lost in 2005 by a stomach staple operation.
In 2007, he examined himself in a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him solve problems with alcohol abuse.
He has been cruising in recent months because of problems with his knees.
Doctors discovered the bleeding shortly before Maradona would fly to Mexico, where he is coach of Dorados de Sinaloa.
Morla said he would come back to lead the club for a second season once his recuperation was completed.
Now we're waiting for the recovery so Diego can get back to work as soon as possible, & # 39; Morla said.
The coach of Dorados de Sinaloa discovered the problem in early January during a check