Argentina’s World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona was recovering in hospital on Saturday after successfully undergoing a routine operation for stomach bleeding, his lawyer said.
The 58-year old former Boca Juniors and Napoli player discovered the problem in early January.
During a check up at a hospital in Olivos, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.
“Thank God everything went perfectly.”
Maradona has suffered frequent periods in hospital over the years.
Often due to the extravagant lifestyle that helped make him one of the most admired players of the 20th century.