Doctors treating football legend Diego Maradona, who had successful brain surgery to remove a blood clot, are “amazed” at his recovery, this was said on Wednesday.
“I just saw him, he’s switched on, in a very good mood. We are amazed at how he’s healing,” said the doctor, Leopoldo Luque, who provided an update on the 60-year-old’s condition.
“But we have to be careful because we are still in the post-operative period,” he cautioned.
“It is clear that he has no neurological complications,” said Luque, speaking to reporters through a mask.
“There are other parameters that we are waiting to evaluate, because it is still very early. But the recovery is excellent.”
“Once more his health has played a trick on him but he has antibodies to recover with the help of the people”.
Maradona was admitted in La Plata hospital where he’s currently coaching Gimnasia y Esgrima — on Monday for a series of tests after feeling unwell.
Result form scan revealed the blood clot, and on Tuesday he was transferred to the clinic in a northern neighborhood of the capital.
“We managed to successfully remove the clot. Diego coped well with the surgery,” Luque said in an earlier update.
Argentina football star Lionel Messi sent maradona a message of support saying.
“Diego, all the strength in the world. My family and I want to see you well as soon as possible”.
Luque claimed 60 year old was suffering from anemia a lack of iron in his system and dehydration.
He also suggested Maradona’s lifestyle had contributed to his condition.
“He’s an elderly patient with many pressures in his life. It’s a time when we must help him. It’s very difficult to be Maradona,” Luque added.