- Diego Maradona spent more than a week in hospital following a successful surgery
- The football icon was admitted to hospital following a blood clot on his brain
- He is set to be under the watch of medics 24/7 as he continues his recovery journey
Diego Maradona has finally left the hospital after a successful brain surgery that left him hospitalised for more than a week.
It was gathered that Maradona had a blood clot on the brain prompting an emergency operation on the brain.
According to SunSport, the Argentine legend left Olivos Clinic in an ambulance on Wednesday evening, November 11.
It remains unclear if the the ex-footie has fully recovered given it came just days after his lawyer, Matias Morla, painted a grim picture of the ex-footie's health.
Morla was quoted saying it is a miracle the World Cup winner is alive, divulging the blood clot could have easily "cost him his life."
“Diego experienced perhaps the most difficult moment of his life," The Sun uoted him saying.
“I think the fact the brain bleed was discovered when it was is a miracle because it could have cost him his life," he added.
Morla's assertions were in complete contrast with those of the doctors who described the surgery on the former Napoli and Barcelona star as "routine."
Local media outlets in Argentina report Maradona will be stationed at an exclusive apartment in Nordelta area within the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires.
He will be under the watch of medics through the period as he continues his journey to full recovery.
Maradona, who recently turned 60 is expected to return to duty with Gimnasia who he manages sometime in December.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Barcelona legend Lionel Messi has sent a 'get well soon' message to his compatriot and formal Argentine national team captain and coach Diego Maradona.
Messi took to social media to express his desire to see his former national team coach return to full fitness.
He said on Instagram: “Diego, all the strength in the world. My family and I want to see you healthy again as soon as possible. A big hug from the heart!”
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