The surgery took place after the transfer of Maradona, 60, to the hospital the previous day, in order to treat the problem, which is a blood pool that is often caused by a head injury and may put pressure on the brain.
“I have successfully removed the blood pool and Diego passed the surgery very well,” Maradona’s private physician, Leopoldo Luque, told reporters outside the hospital, where dozens of fans gathered.
He added: “The next steps are for him to be kept under observation, but we got it under control. Everything depends on his condition. It’s not complicated, but it’s still brain surgery. ”
The surgery was dangerous because of Maradona’s poor health, although Loki had previously said the operation was a “routine surgery” and that Maradona understood the matter and agreed to the operation.
THE DOCTOR CONFIRMS THAT DIEGO CAME OUT OF THE OPERATION OK
Leopoldo Luque: “This chronic subdural hematoma was successfully evacuated. Diego tolerated the surgery very well. He is awake. Everything is fine,” he said.#ForceDiego pic.twitter.com/bYrTI57TuT
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Maradona was transferred to the Epinsa Clinic Hospital in La Plata, near Buenos Aires, on Monday, suffering from dehydration and anemia, before being transferred to the Olivos Clinic in the province of Buenos Aires.
About 50 fans gathered in front of the Olivos Clinic on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, and celebrated when reports of successful surgery were received and chanted “Diego .. Diego”.
Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered among the greatest footballers of all time, coaches Jimnasia e Esgrima in La Plata. Maradona’s last public appearance was on his 60th birthday last Friday, before his team’s league match against Patronato.
“WE ALL MAKE AN IRREALITY OF MARADONA”
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Dozens of Chimnasia e Esgrima fans have gathered in front of the hospital since Monday evening, waving flags and holding up banners bearing expressions of support for Maradona while waiting for the news.
Diego Bermudez, 41, a Maradona fan, who was waiting outside the hospital, said: “The thing we want most is for Diego to pass it all. He can do it, for he is the greatest in the world. ”