Diego Maradona’s personal doctor said that the Argentinian football legend “is not there [post-surgery] “in his latest medical report on Wednesday morning, outside Olivos Hospital in Buenos Aires.
Maradona underwent a “successful” surgery on Tuesday to remove a subdural hematoma, which is a buildup of blood between the membrane and his brain, his personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque said. know.
“He doesn’t have any sort of complications related to the operation,” said Luque, who described the post-operative development as “amazing.”
“Diego is fine; he̵7;s on some painkillers. We’re trying to help him get better gradually,” Luque said. “This is the decision of the care unit doctors, who we totally agree with. We’re working together, in the same direction, and Diego has responded very well.”
Luque, a neuroscientist who performed the surgery on Tuesday, said the problem could be caused by an accident, but Maradona said he doesn’t remember any events.
Luque is cautious about when Maradona could be in special care at a private clinic in La Plata, a suburb of Buenos Aires, saying progress is “every day”.
“It was postoperative. The mood was difficult to judge. However, when we removed the drain today, he laughed, looked at me, held my hand. The truth was the first impression of his mood. That’s favorable, but that’s very difficult to judge, ”he said. “His progress will be measured day by day. Today he will undergo intensive therapy and we will decide when we can do another basic MRI.”
When asked about Maradona’s next steps, Luque said: “No, no, we don’t talk nor think about sequels. Right now, we don’t see that kind of complexity. Like I said. There is no such complexity. “
Maradona was admitted to Ipensa hospital in La Plata with signs of anemia, dehydration and depression on Monday. Friends say he doesn’t want to eat. On Tuesday morning, the MRI scan showed a subdural hematoma and he was transferred to Buenos Aires.
He turned 60 last Friday and appeared that night in Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata’s national match against Patronato, which his team won 3-0.
He left before the end of the first half, which raised many questions about his health.
Maradona manages the first-class team but has been sidelined from team training as a precaution to avoid the risk of getting COVID-19 as he is considered to be in the risk group.
Argentina and Barcelona forward Lionel Messi sent a message of encouragement to Maradona on Wednesday via Instagram: “Diego, all the power in the world. My family and I want to see you as soon as possible. From the heart!”
Maradona led Argentina to the World Cup and is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Since the end of his playing career in 1997, former Napoli stars Barcelona and Boca Juniors have faced a host of health problems. He was hospitalized in January 2019 with hemorrhage in the stomach. He was also ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was pictured fainting in the executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria match.
In 2004, he was hospitalized with severe heart and respiratory problems associated with a long battle with drug addiction. He underwent two gastric bypass operations to control his weight and has also been treated for alcohol abuse.
Information from the Associated Press has been used in this report.