Diego Maradona's recovery 'going very well', says personal doctor

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Diego Maradona is recovering well from brain surgery and already feels in a position to be discharged from hospital, according to his personal doctor Leopoldo Luque.

The Argentina great underwent an operation for a subdural haematoma on Tuesday, a day after being admitted to hospital due to concerns over anemia and dehydration.

Luque has previously revealed the "routine" emergency procedure was successful and he has now provided a further update on the 60-year-old's condition.

"The recovery continues to go very well," he said outside the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aires, where Maradona is staying. 

"He is very keen to leave. He feels like he is ready to be discharged. He can walk, he is speaking to me, he is much more lucid."

Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and guided Napoli to two Serie A titles, has been in charge of Superliga Argentina club Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata since 2019.

He appeared in a fragile state when he briefly made an appearance as his Gimnasia side played a match on his birthday last Friday.

Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi offered his best wishes to Maradona in a social media message on Wednesday, posting: "Diego, all the strength in the world. 

"My family and I want to see you well as soon as possible. A hug from the heart!"

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