Diego Maradona has been admitted to hospital in Argentina although his condition is not thought to be serious.
Maradona, 60, was reportedly taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, about an hour from Buenos Aires. Maradona coaches the local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.
The reports said Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986, was admitted to hospital to undergo tests as he had been feeling poorly for some time and will be held under observation for “at least three days”, his doctor Leopoldo Luque said.
“He is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing. He’s not as well as I would like and as well as I know he can be. He needs help, this is the time to help him.”
“Diego is a person who is sometimes excellent and sometimes not so much. He could be 10 thousand times better. And bringing him here helps him. It’s very difficult being Maradona,” he added.
Luque did not give specific details of Maradona’s ailment but said it was not related to COVID-19.
Maradona had initially self-isolated after one of his bodyguards displayed symptoms of coronavirus, the country’s state-run news agency Telam reported last Tuesday.
Maradona last appeared in public on his 60th birthday last Friday before his side’s league match against Patronato.
He was gifted a plaque and a cake to celebrate the occasion but he did not stay to watch the game and witnesses said he looked unwell and weak.
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