The football legend who will undergo an endoscopy at a clinic in Olivos, with children Gianna, Janita and Diego Jr at his side, has been admitted after internal bleeding in his stomach was detected during a routine check up.
Maradona who was expected to return to Mexico for Dorados’ first Ascenso MX season clash against Celaya, has suffered frequent hospital stays over the years, often due to the extravagant lifestyle that helped make him one of the most admired and iconic footballers of the 20th century.
However his absence from the game in Mexico, had been credited to the former footballer suffering from depression due to problems in his personal and family life. The claims were made on Argentine TV with Maradona’s recent split from girlfriend Rocio Oliva, stated as one of the causes of the problems.
Recall that prior to the World Cup, the former Barcelona and Napoli player had injections into his knees to slow down the effects of arthritis. Maradona was seen hobbling during a training session, as he had gel-like fluid injected into his knee joints.At the tournament itself, rumours of a heart attack were quickly quashed, although the 58-year-old admitted to being on a ‘white wine binge’ after pictures merged of him being escorted by medics from his box.