by The Guardian
Diego Maradona has been admitted to hospital in Argentina with undisclosed “health problems” although it is not related to Covid-19 and his condition is not thought to be serious, his personal doctor and local media reported on Monday.
Maradona, 60, was taken to the Ipensa clinic in La Plata, about an hour from Buenos Aires. Maradona coaches the local club Gimnasia y Esgrima.
Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time, was admitted to hospital to undergo tests, his doctor Leopoldo Luque said.
He had been feeling poorly for some time and will be held under observation for “at least three days”, Luque told reporters.
“He is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing,” Luque said. “He is 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,” Luque added. “He could be 10,000 times better. And bringing him here helps him. It is very difficult being Maradona.”