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Maradona released from Argentine hospital, plans return to Mexico

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

Argentine soccer legend Maradona was released from the Clinica Olivos on Sunday, his said.

"Maradona has just been released and is heading home to continue his recovery. Thanks to the medical personnel and nurses of the clinic for their professionalism. wants to thank all those who were concerned about his health," Matias Morla, Maradona's and close friend, wrote on

The 58-year-old Maradona underwent successful on Saturday for minor stomach bleeding at the clinic outside Buenos Aires, Efe reported.

After a series of pre-surgical tests, the operation was completed in an hour for a "small intestinal eventration," the result of a that was carried out in in 2015.

The former Argentine national team star had a similar procedure 10 years earlier in

Maradona plans to rest for two days in before returning to Mexico, where he coaches the Second-Division Sinaloa Dorados soccer club.



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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 02:10 IST