Olivos: Argentine football legend Diego Maradona on Tuesday, underwent successful brain surgery for a blood clot at a specialist private clinic in Buenos Aires.
“We managed to successfully remove the clot. Diego coped well with the surgery,” Leopoldo Luque said at the icon’s private clinic.
“It’s under control, there’s a little drainage (of blood). He’ll remain under observation.”
The World Cup winner had been take to hospital in La Plata on Monday for a series of tests after feeling unwell.
Following which, a scan revealed the blood clot, and on Tuesday he was transfered to the specialist clinic.
Maradona, who recently turned 60, has suffered ill health before.
He has survived two heart attacks, and also contracted hepatitis and undergone gastric bypass surgery.