Diego Maradona has undergone
surgery to have kidney stones removed, the Dubai hospital where
he is being treated said on Monday.
A spokesman for the Canadian Specialist Hospital said in a
statement that Argentina's 1986 World Cup-winning captain, now
coach of United Arab Emirates side Al Wasl, would be discharged
within a few hours after a successful operation.
The 51-year-old Argentinian great, who coached his country
at the 2010 World Cup, has had various health problems over the
years, including when he spent 10 days in intensive care with
heart and breathing problems in 2004.
After quitting football in the 1990s, he battled drug
addiction, obesity and alcohol abuse. He had a gastric bypass
operation in 2005 and had a spell in hospital two years later
for alcohol-induced hepatitis.
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