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Maradona undergoes surgery for stomach bleeding

Mineros de Zacatecas v Dorados - Torneo Apertura 2018 Ascenso MX

ZACATECAS, MEXICO - OCTOBER 20: Diego Armando Maradona coach of Dorados gives instructions to his players during the 12th round match between Mineros and Dorados as part of the Torneo Apertura 2018 Ascenso MX at Carlos Vega Villalba Stadium on October 20, 2018 in Zacatecas, Mexico. (Photo by Refugio Ruiz/Getty Images)

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BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has been released from hospital following successful surgery for stomach bleeding.

His lawyer Matias Morla said the 58-year old former Boca Juniors and Napoli player, and current coach of the Dorados de Sinaloa in Mexico’s second division, was heading home Sunday “to continue with his recovery.”

Late Saturday, Morla tweeted “Thank God everything went perfectly” after the surgery in the Olivos clinic in Argentina.

Maradona had gone to the clinic a little over a week ago for routine tests that detected stomach bleeding.

Once recovered, Maradona is expected to return to his team in Mexico.

The 1986 World Cup champion has a long history of hospitalizations for various reasons, including heart problems related to cocaine use, gastric bypass surgery and osteoarthritis in both knees.