According to one of his representatives, Diego Maradona, the legendary Argentinian footballer has been feeling very sad for about a week and didn’t want to eat any food since his 60th birthday.
He’s not well mentally and is being treated in the hospital – his doctor said. Dr Leopoldo Lugue who is Maradona’s private practitioner, had told reporters: “he is well psychologically and that has hugely affected his physical health as a consequence.”
Diego, who was the captain of the Argentina team that won the 1986 World Cup is said to have been doing periodic health checks at the Ipensa Clinic at Plata, which is nearly 25 miles south of Buenos Aires.
Rumour about Diego contracting COVID-19 has been debunked by Dr Luque. But he stated that his patient would be observed for at least 3 days.
The football star is presently the manager for Argentina first division, Gimnasia Esgrima. Just before his birthday, Diego had attended the club’s match against Patronato where he was given a plaque and cake.
But he left the pitch before the end of the first half of the match – raising concerns about his wellness.
Dr Luque said, “Diego did not have energy and even his birthday complicates it.” He added, “the idea now is to hydrate him for 3 days and see what comes out of it before adjusting the medication he’s being given
Diego is an excellent person and sometimes he isn’t so much. He could be 10,000 times better and bringing him to Ipensa Clinic helps him. It’s really difficult being Maradona.
The former Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona player is being admitted to the clinic, but can choose to go back to his house whenever he deems fit. Moreover, Maradona history shows that he had struggled with periods of health challenges over the years.
In January last year, he was admitted to the hospital due to internal stomach bleeding.