Diego Maradona ‘to undergo emergency surgery after doctors discover stomach bleed’ during routine examination

Diego Maradona has been rushed to hospital for emergency surgery.

Doctors discovered the Argentina legend had a stomach bleed during a routine check-up in a clinic in Buenos Aires.

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Maradona will undergo surgery on a stomach bleed

Once the bleeding was discovered, Maradona was sent off for further evaluation where it is believed he will undergo an endoscopy.

He is being accompanied by his son, Diego Jr. and two of his daughters; Giannina and Jana.

Prior to the World Cup in the summer, 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.

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The Argentina legend acted erratically at times during the World Cup in Russia

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.

He is currently the manager of a second-division Mexican side named Dorados, whom he took to the play-offs last season before they lost to Atletico San Luis.

 

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