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Maradona, admitted due to a “low mood”

Diego Armando Maradona, on October 30, his birthday, at the Juan Carlos Zerillo Stadium.POOL / Reuters

Being Diego Maradona and having only one body sounds like an unequal fight. The greatest idol of Argentine soccer, who turned 60 this Friday, October 30 and showed a deteriorated physical version, was admitted this Monday night to a clinic in La Plata, 60 kilometers from the city of Buenos Aires. While waiting for an official medical report, around the current Gymnastics coach they let a mental relapse transcend. “I saw him reluctant,” said his personal doctor, Leopoldo Luque, who ruled out an emergency case.

“It was an emotionally complicated week for him, with a lot of pressure,” Luque told the media that were posted at the door of the clinic. , to do some studies, “he added.

The pandemic complicated Maradona, who due to his volcanic life had already gone through several previous hospitalizations. Isolated as a risky person, the man who became a deity to his compatriots in Mexico 86 barely left his home. In the eleven weeks that the gymnastics preseason lasted, Diego was only able to appear in a training session and in a practice match for his team.

In the days before Gimnasia’s debut in the brand-new Professional League Cup, which coincided with Maradona’s birthday and the return to official football in Argentina after 228 days, club sources questioned his presence for the match against the Board of Trustees. .

Encouraged by Gymnastics fans who came looking for him with flares and smoke bombs at his home, Maradona finally went to the stadium, but his image was far from what he showed in his glory days. Weakened, with difficulty walking on his own, the idol entered the field at the hands of a couple of Gymnastics leaders and received plaques from the authorities of the Argentine Football Association (AFA). However, he only observed two minutes of the game on the substitute bench and returned home. In this way the 3-0 victory of his team against Patronato was lost.

Among the rumors that he had to deny this Monday night after the idol’s hospitalization, Luque denied a stroke. “Diego did not come in with a stroke. It is not serious nor did we come urgently. If Diego wanted to, he could get up and go, ”Luque explained. “I saw him reluctant, more angry, sometimes he did not want to receive me,” added the doctor, who specified that Maradona could stay in hospital for a couple of days, “until he optimized it.