Maradona doing 'very well', set to be discharged from hospital

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Soccer legend Diego Maradona is set to be discharged from hospital in the next few days as he recovers from surgery for a blood clot on the brain.

"Diego wants to go home and we are evaluating his discharge," physician Leopoldo Luque told reporters outside the hospital where the 60-year old Maradona was operated on last week for a blood clot on the brain.

"We'll talk about where he goes later but for now we know that Diego is doing very well."

The former Barcelona, Napoli and Boca Juniors player was kept in over the weekend suffering from withdrawal symptoms caused by alcohol dependency but Luque said he would likely be discharged either "tomorrow or the next day."

The hospital stay was the latest in a string of health scares for the current coach of first division club Gimnasia y Esgrima.

Maradona, who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1986 and is considered one of the greatest players of all time, has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years, often due to his extravagant lifestyle.

Source AAP