A few days ago, Futballnews reported that Diego Maradona went to the hospital because he was unwell and we just learned that he had brain surgery.
Read more about our previous post about Diego Maradona being hospitalized here.
It’s now been reported that Diego Maradona had brain surgery to remove a blood cloth. Further details coming soon.
“Maradona’s personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, is the physician that will perform the surgery at Clinica Olivos, where Diego Maradona, the Gimnasia de La Plata coach will be transferred on Tuesday,” said ESPN F360’s Federico Buen, reporting from the La Plata hospital.
“We did an MRI one month ago and everything was normal,” Dr. Luque said. “We repeated the study and we saw the subdural hematoma. These types of injuries are tough to spot, I don’t know it he suffered some kind of hit or fall.
“This is a routine surgery that even [Argentina’s] vice president [Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner] has undergone. The panorama has not changed, he continues to have the same clinical diagnosis but now we have a more concrete diagnosis. “He is alert, he understands and he is in agreement about the surgery. He is not upset,” he said.
“Football icon Diego Maradona to undergo emergency surgery in Argentina tonight to remove a blood clot on his brain. Seems a very serious situation – wish him all the best for a successful op & recovery” Pier Morgan wrote on twitter