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Argentinean Legend Diego Maradona Heading to Rehab After Successful Operation


Argentina legend Diego Maradona was discharged from hospital on Wednesday and taken to a recovery clinic to be treated for alcohol dependency after under undergoing an operation which had kept him hospitalized for a while.

Maradona, who led his country to World Cup triumph in 1986, had a successful operation for a blood clot on the brain earlier in November according to the BBC.

However, alcohol withdrawal symptoms kept him in hospital for a longer period after it was revealed he wasn’t in good health to leave medical care as yet, and now he’s been moved to a recovery clinic for alcohol dependency issues.

“The good thing is that Diego is together, Diego is solid,” his lawyer, Matias Morla, said.

Maradona was admitted to the Ipensa clinic in Buenos Aires last week with anaemia and dehydration. Only a few close friends will be allowed to visit the 60-year-old at the rehabilitation clinic.

“Diego has gone through maybe the most difficult moment of his life and I think it was a miracle that they found this bleeding in his brain that could have cost him his life,” his lawyer added.

Maradona, who turned 60 on October 30, had surgery for a blood clot on his brain last week and the subdural hematoma surgery was successful, according to his doctor Leopoldo Luque. The former footballer is now under outpatient medical care and will be supervised by a new interdisciplinary team, Luque said.

Luque also said last week that Maradona had been displaying withdrawal symptoms — including a “sweating reaction” and “at one-point anger” — that were “mainly due to consumption … throughout his life.”

Diego Maradona was discharged from the hospital and taken to a recovery clinic to be treated for alcohol dependency

Born 1960 in the Villa Fiorito area of Buenos Aires, Maradona says football was his “salvation” which helped him to raise his family out of poverty before leaving for a world record transfer fee to Barcelona in 1982.

After being ravaged by injuries at the Catalan club, he was signed by Napoli, or, as one newsreader put it: “The poorest city in Italy buys the most expensive player in the world.”

During his time at Napoli, he almost singlehandedly guided the club to its first-ever Serie A title, followed that up with its second a year later, then won the UEFA Cup, before leading Argentina to a World Cup final over West Germany in 1986.

Maradona is an Argentine football manager and a retired professional footballer. He is currently the coach of Argentine Primera División club Gimnasia de La Plata. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest football players of all time.

Source: BBC


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Allan Bangirana

Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & Spurzine. He is passionate about tech, and games and occasionally writes about entertainment, lifestyle and so much more.

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