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    It was reported earlier that the football legend was taken to a hospital in La Plata for tests, although, medics said, his health condition is not related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

    Argentinian football player Diego Maradona has successfully undergone surgery for a subdural hematoma, media reported late Tuesday, citing his doctor.

    Dr Leopoldo told the Ole newspaper that the operation lasted for 80 minutes and there were no complications.

    Maradona had been in self-isolation recently after one of his bodyguards contracted COVID-19. He was admitted to hospital in the Argentinian capital on Monday, however, his personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, said earlier that his health condition was improving.

    On hearing that the football legend was to undergo a surgery, British journalist Piers Morgan took to Twitter to wish Maradona a swift recovery.

    Maradona has suffered health issues throughout his life, partly due to drug abuse and alcohol, which the sports legend himself has admitted to. In 2019, Maradona was captured on camera as he fell asleep while watching the Argentina-Nigeria match during Russia's hosting of the 2018 World Cup.

    The Argentine icon had an illustrious career playing for Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors but is perhaps most revered for his 1986 victorious World Cup performance.

    Argentina, football, Diego Maradona
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