According to Argentine media, Diego Maradona (60) must be operated on after the doctors discovered a bleeding in the head.
When Maradona was admitted to hospital on Monday, it was said that it was not acute, but now reports
that the football legend must be operated on. Reuters and
There are no official confirmations of the message. There is also talk that he must be transferred to a hospital in the capital Buenos Aires in order to be operated on.
It was Monday that Maradona, who turned 60 on Friday, was admitted to a hospital in La Plata. His personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, said according to Argentine media that Maradona was depressed and that he was hospitalized to take some routine checks.
– He’s been down for a week. He did not want to eat, a hospital employee told the AP news agency.
According to Tyc Sports, the bleeding in the head was detected using computed tomography. This is something that must be operated on immediately.
According to Store Norske leksikon, subdural hematoma is a hemorrhage under the outer, hard meninges, with blood accumulation pressing on the brain.
However, there are conflicting messages in various media. The doctor, Leopoldo Luque, says according to other media that Maradona will remain under observation, but that it looks positive.
Maradona has had health problems since he resigned. Among other things, he collapsed on holiday in Uruguay in 2000. He has had several operations to help curb the fight against obesity, and in January 2019 he was hospitalized with internal bleeding.
Football fans have gathered outside the hospital in La Plata.