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22 April 2024

Maradona 'fine' after kidney stone treatment

Diego Maradona is reported to be on holiday in Argentina. (FILE)


Argentine football legend Diego Maradona reassured his fans he was feeling fine Tuesday after undergoing treatment for kidney stones.

The 51-year-old said he will be fit to supervise Thursday's training session with his Dubai club Al-Wasl in preparation for their match against Sharjah on January 23.

"Yesterday I was in a hospital bed for an operation for kidney stones, but I had to be here in China," he said during a charity event for Swiss luxury watchmaker Hublot in Shanghai.

Maradona began feeling pain after a match on Saturday and was later admitted to hospital in Dubai.

He said he still had stomach pain and a slight fever but added: "I say to all those who love me, I'm fine, I'm doing fine as coach in Dubai."

The 1986 World Cup-winner signed a contract with Al-Wasl in June, 11 months after he was dismissed as the manager of Argentina's national team.