Diego Maradona, the Captain of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning team was admitted to a private clinic in La Plata with signs of depression, three days after his 60th birthday.
Maradona turned 60 on Friday (30) and showed up that night for Gimnasia’s National Championship match against Patronato, which his team won 3-0. He left before the end of the first half, which raised questions about his health.
A Maradona staffer stated that the former footballer’s health condition is “not serious., and denied that Maradona contracted COVID-19. Maradona had isolated at home for days after a person he works with showed symptoms of the disease.
“He has been very sad for a week, didn’t want to eat,” the staffer said, adding that Maradona’s doctor Leopoldo Luque took the former footballer to a hospital so he could undergo health checks.
Yesterday night (3) Diego Maradona was to undergo a surgery for a subdural hematoma.
Maradona had been hospitalised since Monday night for anaemia and dehydration.
The operation was expected to begin around 8 pm local time to address the condition, which is a pool of blood, often caused by a head injury, that can put pressure on the brain.
Leopoldo Luque, Maradona’s physician, said the procedure was a “routine surgery”.