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Maradona released from hospital

13 Jan 2019, 23:45 ( 1 Month ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
Argentine football great Diego Maradona. File Photo Xinhua.

Argentine football great Diego Maradona has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery for internal bleeding, a spokesperson for the 1986 World Cup winner said on Sunday.

The operation was scheduled earlier this month after doctors identified the problem during a routine medical check at the Olivos clinic on the outskirts of Argentina's capital Buenos Aires.

"Diego Maradona has just been discharged and is going home to continue his recuperation," Maradona's lawyer, Matias Morla, said in a social media post.

According to local media, the bleeding was caused by a stomach hernia and was not serious.

Maradona, 58, is expected to travel to Mexico within days to resume his work as head coach of Dorados de Sinaloa.

The former Boca Juniors, Barcelona and Napoli forward has been beset by health problems since ending his playing career in 1997.

In 2004, he was hospitalized with severe heart and respiratory problems related to a long battle with drug addiction. He has also undergone two gastric bypass operations to control his weight and received treatment for alcohol abuse.