logo
Instagram/maradona Wikimedia CommonsDoha Stadium Plus Qatar/CC BY 2.0
Instagram/maradona Wikimedia CommonsDoha Stadium Plus Qatar/CC BY 2.0

Soccer Legend Diego Maradona Underwent Brain Surgery for a Blood Clot — See His Doctor's Update

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 06, 2020
04:30 A.M.

This week it was reported that legendary football star Diego Maradona had a successful surgery. The great news was revealed by the former footballer’s personal physician and neurosurgeon.

Advertisement

On Monday, November 2, 2020, Diego Maradona, 60, had to be hospitalized at the Ipensa clinic in La Plata. He was taken to the clinic for dehydration, anemia, and depression, according to “ESPN.”

The following morning, an MRI revealed that the former football player had a subdural hematoma or a brain bleed. To remedy the problem, the legendary Argentinean star had to have brain surgery, which was successful.

Diego Maradona speaks to the media during a press conference at Green Point Arena on July 2, 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa | Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Diego Maradona speaks to the media during a press conference at Green Point Arena on July 2, 2010, in Cape Town, South Africa | Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Maradona’s personal physician and neurosurgeon, Leopoldo Luque, was the one who updated reporters about the star’s condition. Speaking to reporters outside the Olivos clinic in Buenos Aires, he said:

"I was able to evacuate the hematoma successfully and Diego tolerated the surgery very well."

Advertisement

The doctor further explained that the football star was under control. The physician shared how he put in a small drain in Maradona to help remove some fluid, however, the drain was removed on Wednesday.

The doctor revealed how the star would stay at the hospital until he showed positive signs of recovery. Luque also noted how things were looking good because of how Maradona reacted after the surgery.

Advertisement

The procedure the football star underwent took 80 minutes. In response to the news about the star’s hospitalization, Barcelona and Argentina forward player, Lionel Messi, sent Maradona an Instagram message of encouragement, writing:

"Diego, All the strength in the world. My family and I, we want to see you well as soon as possible. A hug from the heart!"

Advertisement

Luque believed that Maradona must have injured himself a month ago. The doctor revealed that the football player actually had an MRI done a month ago, and at the time everything was normal.

The physician shared how he wasn’t sure if the football star had suffered a fall or was hit on the head. The doctor said Maradona was alert and not upset when he signed off on the surgery.

Maradona’s football playing career ended in 1997, and since then he’s suffered from various health issues. In 2004, he was hospitalized with respiratory problems and severe heart issues.

Advertisement

Last January Deigo Maradona was admitted to a hospital with internal bleeding in the stomach.

The health issues he had were related to his battle with drug addiction. In the past, he’s also received treatment for alcohol abuse and has undergone two gastric bypass operations to control his weight.

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the former player fell ill. Maradona, who celebrated his birthday on October 30, 2020, was actually recorded as he passed out in an executive box during the Nigeria against Argentina football game.

Advertisement

Last January he was admitted to a hospital with internal bleeding in the stomach. At the 1986 FIFA World Cup, Maradona became famous after he helped his home team to win the cup against West Germany.

Maradona was named the tournament's best player and he’s widely considered as one of the best football players of all time. In his football career, he was able to take part in four FIFA World Cups.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

How Prince William Balances Royal Duties and Parenting amid Kate Middleton's Recovery – Details

January 25, 2024

The Princess of Wales’ Children Didn’t Visit Her during Her Two-Week Post-surgery Hospital Stay — Details

February 01, 2024

Prince William Seen for the 1st Time since Wife Catherine's Hospitalization with 'Sadness in His Eyes'

January 19, 2024

King Charles Hospitalized for Surgery — Public Prays for Royal Family

January 26, 2024

King Charles Exits Hospital with Queen Camilla, Stirring Buzz about His Appearance Just Days after Surgery

January 30, 2024

King Charles, 75, Is Diagnosed with Cancer — The Public Unites in Prayer

February 05, 2024

King Charles Steps Out for the First Time since Leaving the Hospital — Photo

February 05, 2024

Queen Camilla Seen Visiting King Charles at Hospital & Users Have Mixed Reactions about Her Outing

January 29, 2024

Texas Surgeon & His 2 Young Children Found Dead: 'The Tragedy That This Family Has Endured Is Unimaginable'

January 17, 2024

Princess Catherine's Sister Sparks Debate for Vacationing with Family While Her Sister Is Ill – Photos

February 14, 2024

Prince Harry Is Flying Home to Dad King Charles after His Cancer Diagnosis: Details

February 08, 2024

Prince Harry Is Flying Home to Dad King Charles after His Cancer Diagnosis: Details

February 07, 2024

Prince Harry Is Flying Home to Dad King Charles after His Cancer Diagnosis: Details

February 06, 2024

King Charles Spotted at Church with Reverend after Cancer Diagnosis — Photos

February 11, 2024