The legend of Argentine soccer Diego Armando Maradona It was operated this Saturday at the Olivos Clinic Buenos Aires and must remain admitted until the afternoon of this Sunday. The player's lawyer, Matías Morla, announced that the surgery was already scheduled but did not explain the type of operation in question.
"Diego Maradona finished the surgery. Thank God everything went perfect. A thank to the medical department of the Olivos Clinic for their professionalism and humanity. Now we are waiting for the recovery so Diego can return to work as soon as possible, "the lawyer wrote on his Twitter account.
Sources from the clinic quoted by the local press alluded to an umbilical hernia (a kind of protrusion at the level of the navel) as the reason for the intervention. The same sources pointed out that the current coach of the Mexican Sinaloa Dorados he must remain hospitalized at least until this Sunday afternoon.
The technician had been underwent a medical examination on January 4 related to his renewal as coach of the Mexican team. In the examination, stomach bleeding was detected.
The local press talks about an umbilical hernia, citing sources from the hospital center
"I went to the clinic with 58 years old and I went out again with 50," he said happily after leaving the hospital. The former footballer was subjected to a double gastric bypass a few years ago, the last in 2004, when he was hospitalized in Buenos Aires for eleven days due to respiratory failure.