Just days after celebrating his 60th birthday, Diego Maradona was admitted to a hospital in Argentina.
According to his doctor Leopoldo Luque, the 60-year-old Argentine legend was reportedly taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, about an hour from Buenos Aires, to undergo testing because he had been feeling bad for some time and would be kept under observation for "several days."
Luque told reporters that he had been feeling sick and would be kept under surveillance for "at least three days."
Psychologically, he's not well and it has an effect on his physical well-being, "said Luque." He's not as good as I would like and he will be as well as I know. He needs support, it's time to help him.
"Luque said," Diego is a guy who is sometimes excellent and sometimes not so much. "He should be 10,000 times stronger. And it allows him to get him here. It's very tough to be Maradona."
Luque did not give specific details of Maradona's ailment but said it was not related to COVID-19 as he had tested negative in recent days.
Maradona had initially self-isolated after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus.
The former Napoli, Barcelona, and Boca Juniors player who has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years will remain in the hospital for at least another 48 hours and he is unlikely to return to take charge of Gimnasia’s game with Velzez Sarsfield this weekend.