By Ben Nagle for MailOnline
Published: 08:25 GMT, 4 November 2020 | Updated: 08:33 GMT, 4 November 2020
Diego Maradona's surgery on a blood clot on his brain has been declared a 'success' despite worrying issues caused by his long history with drugs and alcohol, it has been announced.
The footballing legend, widely regarded as one of the best to ever play the game, had a subdural hematoma - an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain - according to his personal doctor Leopoldo Luque.
His PR team have now confirmed that the major surgery he had on Tuesday, less than a week after his 60th birthday, went well and he is now on the road to recovery.
Diego Maradona has undergone successful surgery in Argentina for a blood clot on his brain
Maradona was originally in La Plata (pictured) before being transferred to Buenos Aires
Maradona's personal doctor Leopoldo Luque (pictured) has been updating the media on him
Mr Luque, a neurologist, said the problem likely was caused by an accident, but Maradona has said he does not recall such an incident.
The Argentine great will rest in his room in a private clinic outside Buenos Aires for at least 48 hours, where his fans have gathered in large numbers outside to show their support.
Maradona was accompanied to the clinic by his daughters Dalma, Giannina and Jana and other relatives, according