What’s happened?

Maradona was admitted to hospital on Monday in Argentina.

His personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, told reporters: “He [Maradona] is not well psychologically and that has an impact on his physical wellbeing.

“He’s not as well as I would like and as well as I know he can be. He needs help, this is the time to help him.” Maradona is being treated for a subdural hematoma.

What is a subdural hematoma?

It is a serious medical condition where blood collects between the skull and the surface of the brain. It’s usually caused by a head injury.

How has his health been?

Maradona has had scares in recent years.

He was admitted to hospital in January 2019 with internal bleeding in the stomach.

He also fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box during a match between Argentina and Nigeria. Maradona has suffered from obesity, and in 2015 underwent gastric bypass surgery to help battle his weight.

What has Maradona been doing recently?

Maradona has been managing local Argentinian club Gimnasia y Esgrima.

The club renewed his contract for the 2020-21 season in June they won their first league match of the new campaign last Friday 3-0. His last public appearance was during the match, which was also his 60th birthday.

(Photo: Marcos Brindicci/Getty Images)





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