Maradona not well

Sunday Herald Sun - - Soccer -

AR­GEN­TINE soc­cer great Diego Maradona has been re­leased from hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing ad­mit­ted ear­lier yes­ter­day with in­ter­nal bleed­ing in the stom­ach, his daugh­ter Dalma said.

“For those who were re­ally wor­ried about my dad I can tell you that he is well,” Dalma tweeted.

Maradona, 58, was hav­ing a rou­tine med­i­cal in his home­land of Ar­gentina be­fore re­turn­ing to Mex­ico, where he is coach of sec­ond di­vi­sion side Do­ra­dos de Si­naloa, when doc­tors dis­cov­ered the prob­lem.

But a source close to the fam­ily says the prob­lem was not se­ri­ous and that the for­mer mid­fielder, who fa­mously led his coun­try to the 1986 World Cup ti­tle, was not in dan­ger.

An­other source said Maradona may have to un­dergo more tests.

Maradona has suf­fered fre­quent pe­ri­ods in hos­pi­tal over the years, of­ten due to his ex­trav­a­gant life­style.

In re­cent months he has walked with crutches due to prob­lems with his knees.

The un­ex­pected news of his ad­mit­tance to hos­pi­tal came just hours af­ter Maradona’s lawyer confirmed he would coach in Mex­ico for a sec­ond con­sec­u­tive sea­son.

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