Maradona in Dubai hospital with kidney stones

Jan 16, 2012, 12:51 IST | Agencies

Former Argentine football star Diego Maradona has visited a hospital here to get checked up for kidney stones.

Former Argentinian football great Diego Maradona was successfully treated for kidney stones at a Dubai hospital on Sunday, the Al-Wasl club he coaches said.

The 51-year-old began feeling pain after the club's match on Saturday and was later admitted to hospital, an Al-Wasl spokesman said, adding that the treatment was successful and that Maradona is expected to be released on Monday.

Maradona hopes to be able to return to the club for a January 23 match, the spokesman added.

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.

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