Diego Maradona: Argentina legend admitted to hospital

Diego Maradona was admitted to hospital in Argentina on Monday although his condition is not thought to be serious, local media has reported.

Maradona, 60, was reportedly taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, about an hour from Buenos Aires. Maradona coaches the local club Gimnasia y Esgrima,Sky sport reports.

The reports said Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, was admitted to hospital to undergo tests as he had been feeling poorly for some time and will be held under observation for “at least three days”, his doctor Leopoldo Luque said.

“He is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing. He’s not as well as I would like and as well as I know he can be. He needs help, this is the time to help him.

“Diego is a person who is sometimes excellent and sometimes not so much. He could be 10 thousand times better. And bringing him here helps him.

“It’s very difficult being Maradona.

Luque did not give specific details of Maradona’s ailment but said it was not related to COVID-19.

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