Diego Maradona’s lawyer Matias Morla has poured water on speculations that the Argentine legend will be heading to Cuba or Venezuela to recuperate after a successful surgery.
“The last medical report was excellent,” he said. “Let’s stay strong and we’ll get through this.”
Maradona has previously expressed his fondness for the two nations, and he spent several years in Cuba undergoing drug rehabilitation at the start of this century.
But Morla said the former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors player would complete his recovery in Argentina, where he is coach of first division side Gimnasia y Esgrima.
Diego Maradona was admitted to hospital on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration; he had surgery on Tuesday to treat a subdural hematoma – an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain
Diego Maradona’s neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque,said he was “amazed by his recovery”, adding that the 60 year old has “no neurological damage”
“Diego made jokes. I’m excited, I’m happy to see him like that,” Luque told reporters.
Maradona, was initially admitted to the Ipensa Clinic in La Plata, Argentina on Monday, suffering from anaemia and dehydration.
He was later transferred to the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aries to undergo surgery on a subdural hematoma – an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain, and is now showing impressive signs of improvement.
Recall that the Argentine legend also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box during the Argentina-Nigeria game, and was admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.