Football great and Argentina legend Diego Maradona has undergone successful brain surgery for a subdural hematoma more commonly known as a blood clot on the brain his personal doctor confirmed on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
The 1986 World Cup winner, 60, was first admitted to a clinic in La Plata on Monday, November 2, and was immediately transferred to the Olivos clinic about 70 kilometers away, said Dr. Leopoldo Luque before the operation.
Dr. Luque, Maradona’s personal physician, said he had “coped well with the surgery”.
He will now remain under observation, Dr. Luque said, adding that everything was “under control”.
Maradona presently coaches Gimnasia y Esgrima in Argentina’s top flight.
He attended the side’s game against Patronato on Friday, his 60th birthday.
In terms of memorable moments, not many footballers have delivered like ‘The Golden Boy’ Maradona.
There was his “Hand of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup. Quickly followed by his mazy, mesmerizing, weaving goal in the same game, that’s viewed as one of the greatest ever scored.