Maradona re­leased from hos­pi­tal af­ter health scare

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CLIN­ICA OLIVOS - Diego Maradona was seen smil­ing as he left hos­pi­tal on Fri­day fol­low­ing a health scare. The former World Cup win­ner had re­turned to Buenos Ares for a rou­tine check- up at the Clin­ica Olivos, al­though re­ports in Ar­gentina claimed that stom­ach bleed­ing had been de­tected.

Maradona's daugh­ter Dalma dis­pelled any no­tion that the Ar­gen­tine leg­end was in dan­ger, how­ever, in­sist­ing that the re­ports were ‘wrong’ and that her fa­ther would soon be re­turn­ing home.

S he wrote in r e s ponse to an Ar­gen­tine jour­nal­ist on Twit­ter : "You are say­ing things that are wrong!

"I do not know who gives you the info but it is se­ri­ous, when it is some­thing about health, that you say some­thing that is not true!"

She added: "To all those who are re­ally wor­ried about my dad, I tell them that it is okay, that Gianni (an­other of Maradona's daugh­ters) is there with him and that in a while he goes home.

"I would pub­lish the photo they sent me but it is not my style to pub­lish ev­ery­thing."

In­deed, Maradona was later re­leased from hos­pi­tal and seen smil­ing at jour­nal­ists and pho­tog­ra­phers as he de­parted.

This is not the first time Maradona's health has been a cause for con­cern, how­ever. Last sum­mer he re­quired med­i­cal at­ten­tion af­ter Ar­gentina's 2-1 vic­tory against Nige­ria in the World Cup af­ter suf­fer­ing a drop in blood pres­sure.

He has also used a walking stick for most of this sea­son due to arthri­tis in both knees.

The 58- year- old's lat­est health con­cern means he will miss Do­ra­dos' next match, which takes place against Ce­laya on Sun­day.

The news also comes just hours af­ter his agent Matias Morla took to Twit­ter to con­firm that Maradona would be re­main­ing with the Mex­i­can sec­ond-tier side next sea­son.

Soccer leg­end Diego Maradona.

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