Argentina grande Maradona hospitalized | FR24 News France


Argentine legend Diego Maradona has been hospitalized in the city of La Plata, sources told ESPN Argentina.The 1986 World Cup winner, who leads first division team Gimnasia La Plata, is being treated for something that is not seen as an urgent physical issue, sources say.

Maradona, who celebrated her 60th birthday on Friday, was in attendance for Gimnasia’s 3-0 win over Patronato before leaving for kick-off.

Maradona did not follow Gimnasia’s first days of training in August as a precaution to avoid the risk of becoming infected with COVID-19, as he is considered in the risk group.

Since the end of his playing career in 1997, the former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors star has struggled with a series of health issues. He was admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal stomach bleeding. He also fell ill during the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box during the Argentina-Nigeria game.

In 2004, he was hospitalized with serious heart and respiratory problems linked to a long battle with drug addiction. He had two gastric bypass surgery to control his weight and also received treatment for alcohol abuse.


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