Maradona Recovering Well From Successful Brain Surgery For Blood Clot
Argentine great footballer, Diego Maradona is recovering “without complications” from successful brain surgery for a blood clot, his personal doctor said on Wednesday.
Surgeons at a specialist private clinic in Buenos Aires spent 80 minutes removing the clot on Tuesday night.
“He has no neurological issues. He’s progressing without any complications,” said Leopoldo Luque.
World Cup winner Maradona had been taken to hospital in La Plata — where he is the coach of top-flight side Gimnasia y Esgrima — on Monday for a series of tests after feeling unwell.
A scan revealed the blood clot, and on Tuesday he was transferred to the specialist clinic in a northern neighborhood of the capital.
“We managed to successfully remove the clot. Diego coped well with the surgery,” said Luque.
Maradona, who turned 60 on Friday, has suffered ill health before. He has survived two heart attacks, and also contracted hepatitis and underwent gastric bypass surgery.
Following this surgery, fellow Argentina football star Lionel Messi sent him a message of support.
“Diego, all the strength in the world. My family and I want to see you well as soon as possible,” said the Barcelona forward, who like Maradona in his pomp wears the No.10 jersey.
Groups of fans congregated outside the clinic with banners showing Maradona’s face and the words “Come on, Diego!”
“Once more his health has played a trick on him but he has antibodies to recover with the help of the people,” fan Oscar Medina told AFP.