Diego Maradona: Surgery on brain successful, says doctor | Football News

first_img“The steps now are observation, but it is controlled. It will depend on how he does. It is not highly complex, but it is still brain surgery.”- Advertisement – Mauricio Pochettino reminisces on sharing a room with Maradona and how his charismatic personality reminds him of former PSG teammate Ronaldinho He was later transferred to the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aries to undergo surgery on a subdural hematoma – an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain.“I was able to evacuate the hematoma successfully and Diego tolerated the surgery very well,” said Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s neurosurgeon and personal physician. Diego Maradona of Argentina
10 Jun 1986: Portrait of Diego Maradona of Argentina during the World Cup match against Bulgaria at the Olympic Stadium in Mexico City. Argentina won the match 2-0. Diego MaradonaImage:Maradona was initially admitted to hospital on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration Maradona last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak. 5:20 The hematoma was likely to have been caused by an accident, Luque added, although Maradona has said he does not remember the event.Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, currently coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.He had initially self-isolated after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus, the country’s state-run news agency Telam reported last Tuesday.- Advertisement – Diego Maradona has undergone successful brain surgery, the Argentina legend’s doctor has confirmed.Maradona, 60, was initially admitted to the Ipensa Clinic in La Plata, Argentina on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors player has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career.The former Napoli striker was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.Maradona was taken into hospital in 2004 with severe heart and respiratory problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina before a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him lose weight.In 2007, he checked himself into a clinic in Buenos Aires to help him overcome alcohol abuse problems.last_img read more