Argentine great Diego Maradona ‘to undergo brain surgery for subdural hematoma’

Argentine great Diego Maradona ‘to undergo brain surgery for subdural hematoma’ within HOURS – despite his doctor saying earlier on Tuesday that he was improving

  • Diego Maradona, 60, had been admitted to hospital in Argentina on Monday  
  • He is reportedly going to go in for surgery for a subdural hematoma within hours 
  • Maradona’s last appearance in public was on his 60th birthday last Friday 

Argentine football icon Diego Maradona will undergo brain surgery within hours, it was has been revealed.

Maradona had been hospitalised since Monday night for anemia and dehydration, though his condition had been improving, his personal doctor said earlier in the day.

But the latest concerning development for Maradona is that he requires surgery for a bleed on the brain.   

 Diego Maradona is to undergo brain surgery despite doctors initially saying he was improving

Maradona underwent tests after he was admitted to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, Argentina on Monday, according to his doctor Leopoldo Luque.

And after the results of his CT scan came back, they showed a bleed on the brain which must be operated on. 

It has not yet been confirmed whether Maradona suffered the subdural hematoma from a fall. 

On Monday the football legend’s doctor said the ex-Napoli and Barcelona star was suffering psychologically which had then impacted his physical health. 

Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, coaches local club Gimnasia y Esgrima and there will be concern from the footballing community at the latest development.