Maradona taken to hospital
Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, was admitted to hospital to undergo tests, his doctor Leopoldo Luque said.
He had been feeling poorly for some time and will be held under observation for “at least three days”, Luque told reporters.
“He is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing,” Luque said. “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,” Luque added. “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.
Maradona last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.
He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak.
The former Napoli, Barcelona and Boca Juniors player has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that accompanied and followed his playing career.