Maradona released from hospital, in stable condition after brain surgery
Diego Maradona has been released from hospital and is recovering in a private clinic after undergoing brain surgery last week, his psychologist said Tuesday.
The Argentine icon needed an operation for a subdural hematoma after an MRI revealed a blood clot on the surface of his brain.
His psychologist, Diego Diaz, is currently taking care of him at the Olivos clinic in Buenos Aires.
"Diego Maradona, in certain issues, is just like everyone else ... with the same limitations, difficulties, and advantages that any human being has," Diaz told Debora Rey of The Associated Press. "The important thing today is that he is stabilized, that he is controlled in terms of pharmacological management, the levels of food and rest."
Maradona's personal doctor, neurologist Dr. Leopoldo Luque, said the former Barcelona and Napoli star will eventually be transferred to a house in the northern part of the Argentine capital, where he'll be close to his oldest daughters, Dalma and Giannina.
Luque noted the World Cup winner, who has battled alcohol and drug addiction in the past, needs to avoid even small amounts of alcohol during his recovery due to the medication he's taking post-surgery.
Maradona, 60, currently manages Argentine first-division club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata. He attended the club's match against Patronato on Oct. 30 - his birthday - but left early. He was admitted to a clinic in La Plata three days later with signs of anemia, dehydration, and depression before the blood clot was discovered.
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