BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s global Cup prevailing captain Diego Maradona become improving in hospital on Saturday after effectively undergoing a habitual operation for belly bleeding, his lawyer said.

The fifty eight-12 months antique former Boca Juniors and Napoli participant determined the hassle in early January at some point of a test up at a hospital in Olivos, at the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

Saturday’s operation, to stem bleeding due to a hernia, changed into now not complex but aimed to clear up what one supply told Reuters had been “inconveniences” caused by the issue.

“Diego Maradona’s surgery is over,” his legal professional Matias Morla said on Twitter. “Thank God the whole lot went flawlessly.”

Maradona has suffered frequent periods in medical institution through the years, regularly due to the extravagant lifestyle that helped make him one of the maximum well known players of the twentieth century.

He final fell unwell at the 2018 world Cup in Russia, wherein he was fainted in an executive container at the Argentina-Nigeria game.

Maradona turned into taken into sanatorium in 2004 with excessive coronary heart and breathing problems linked to cocaine use. He later underwent drug rehabilitation in Cuba and Argentina earlier than a stomach-stapling operation in 2005 helped him shed pounds.

In 2007 he checked himself right into a clinic in Buenos Aires to assist him triumph over alcohol abuse issues. In recent months he has walked with the aid of crutches because of issues with his knees.

medical doctors found the bleeding rapidly before Maradona changed into because of fly to Mexico, in which he's coach of 2d department facet Dorados de Sinaloa.

Morla said he would go back to steer the membership for a second season as soon as his restoration turned into entire. “Now we look forward to the recovery so Diego can return to paintings as soon as viable,” Morla stated.