Diego Maradona Hospitalized Due to Stomach Bleeding

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Diego Maradona has reportedly been rushed to hospital after suffering from a stomach bleed. The 58-year-old former World Cup victor will undergo an endoscopy to investigate the issue further, Mardona's lawyer confirmed the news to The Independent.

However, a source close to the family told Reuters the problem was not serious and that the former Boca Juniors, Napoli and Barcelona midfielder was not in any danger.

Further tests were carried out on Maradona, who was later released from hospital.

He last fell ill at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, where he was filmed passing out in an executive box at the Argentina-Nigeria game.

He has also used a walking stick for most of this season due to arthritis in both knees.

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He will undergo an endoscopy at the Olivos clinic in Argentina before he can return to Mexico, where he was due to go tomorrow for Dorados' next match against Celaya on Sunday.

'Diego Maradona has arranged to continue with the Dorados de Sinaloa and will stay as coach of the team for the whole season, ' Morla wrote on Twitter.

Having renewed with Dorados de Sinaloa, he was set to travel to Mexico after the check-up, but was delayed after the discovery.

The lawyer also clarified that Diego would join up with Dorados following his medical treatments on Friday, ahead of the coming season.

Maradona, 58, is widely considered as one of Argentina's greatest ever footballers but has struggled to maintain that legacy upon venturing into management.

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