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Maradona undergoes 'successful operation' after blood clot found on his brain

Maradona undergoes 'successful operation' after blood clot found on his brain

Diego Maradona has undergone a successful operation to remove a blood clot that was on his brain.

The football legend was taken to a hospital in La Plata on Monday – about an hour and half drive away from the capital Buenas Aires.

Coronavirus was immediately ruled out though he remained to undergo tests.

However, they revealed another serious problem when a blood clot was discovered on his brain.

A subdural hemetoma was detected during a CT scan on Tuesday and he had to go into surgery.

And there is good news after El Destape reported that the operation was a success and he is now resting.

Maradona underwent an operation to remove a blood clot on his brain

Reporter Jon Heguier tweeted : “Diego Maradona’s operation ended. Everything was a success and it happened as planned. Diego is in his room resting.”

Maradona was transferred to a clinic in Olivos for the procedure, which could have lasted for up to six hours.

It comes just days after his 60th birthday on Friday – subsequently his last appearance in public.

As manager of Argentina outfit Gimnasia, he was in the dugout as they took on Patronato.

At full-time, however, Maradona did not look in the best of health and had to be helped out of the ground.

A fan-made video was shared on social media and his daughter, Gianinna, was particularly heartbroken.

The operation on Maradona was a success

“It tears my soul apart,” she replied while fans have already flocked to the hospital to give their best wishes.

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Maradona is revered as a legend in Argentina for his role in leading the country to World Cup glory in 1986.

The controversial character is often noted as one of, if not, the best footballers to ever grace the game.

His career spans periods at Barcelona, Sevilla and River Plate but he is perhaps best remembered for his antics at Napoli at club level.

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In 2005 he underwent gastric bypass surgery to help in his battle with weight, before undergoing the same procedure again in 2015.

He was also admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.

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