Argentina football legend, Diego Maradona, has been hospitalised in a clinic in La Plata, South of Buenos Aires for medical checks in his home country, Argentina.
According to his personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, on Monday, “It’s not a serious situation and we didn’t come for an emergency,”
He added, “He’s an elderly patient with many pressures in his life. It’s a time when we must help him. It’s very difficult to be Maradona.”
Maradona, who turned 60 on Friday has been in an out of hospital in recent years having suffered two heart attacks and contracted hepatitis but his Doctor ruled out any link to COVID-19 that is currently ravaging South America.
“Diego is fine, but he can be much better. I didn’t find him the way I wanted to see him. I had a previous talk with him, I told him: ‘Let’s go to a clinic to improve a little,’ and he said: ‘Well, let’s go,’” Luque added.
Maradona captained Argentina to the 1986 World Cup triumph, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest to ever play the game of football.
He is currently coaching Argentine SuperLiga club Gimnasia, having also coached the Argentina national team.