Diego Maradona, current coach of Gymnastics and Fencing La Plata, was admitted this Monday afternoon at the Ipensa sanatorium, in the province of Buenos Aires, because “He is emotionally unwell” and suffers from anemia, medical sources reported.
“Emotionally he is wrong. It was for some studies and he asked to be admitted,” explained medical sources at the medical center.
Also, they said it’s “stable”, that “there are no emergencies” and that the causes were “depression and anemia”.
Maradona, who turned 60 last Friday, was on the Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata court that day, but left the stadium as soon as the match began. The second coach, Sebastián Méndez, took over the team that beat Patronato 3-0.
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Before the meeting, Maradona was received and honored by the president of the club, Gabriel Pellegrino, the president of the Argentine Soccer Association (AFA), Claudio Tapia, and the president of the Professional Soccer League, Marcelo Tinelli.
Maradona’s doctors explained in recent months that, in addition to having a history of cardiologists, being hypertensive and having undergone surgery on his right knee in 2019, Maradona suffers from insomnia.
“He has had some anxiolytics prescribed for quite some time. They are treatments that we continue because some medications cannot be taken out just like that. The body develops tolerance and drastically withdrawing them can cause problems. “, Leopoldo Luque, one of his doctors, explained in the middle of this year.
“And alcohol. He drinks, but we are working on it. Diego is completely clean of cocaine, but at times he has excesses with alcohol and at times he does not. Stop, this quarantine and family problems are terrible for him,” he added . In recent months, Maradona had lost weight and returned to exercise to recover from the operation on his right knee.
Throughout his life he has had many health problems, some related to a life of excesses that even brought him to the brink of death. In 2000, he had a heart attack due to an overdose in the Uruguayan spa of Punta del Este and a long treatment with ups and downs followed in Cuba. In 2004, and with more than 100 kilos of weight, another heart and respiratory crisis surprised him in Buenos Aires, but he recovered. After stomach surgery, he managed to lose 50 kilos.
In 2007, excess alcohol consumption led to a new hospitalization for toxic hepatitis. His last health problem was in his knees, for which he had to undergo surgery to get a prosthesis.
EFE and AFP