Maradona recovering after successful surgery

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The 58-year-old Dorados coach has had an operation and will "return to work as soon as possible", his lawyer revealed this week

Argentina icon Diego Maradona has undergone successful surgery and will return to manage Dorados as soon as he is able to, according to his lawyer.

It was reported in Argentina last week that Maradona had been hospitalised in Buenos Aires after suffering a stomach bleed, though his daughter Dalma dismissed rumours of a serious illness as false.

The 58-year-old reassured fans he was fine with a post on his official Instagram account, stating he was "sorry to have worried you for no reason".

However, Maradona's lawyer revealed the Dorados boss had undergone surgery in Buenos Aires.

"Diego Maradona's surgery has finished. Thank God everything went perfectly," Matias Morla wrote on Twitter.

"A thank you to medical department of Clinica Olivos for your professionalism and humanity.

"Now we're waiting for the recovery so Diego can return to work as soon as possible."

Maradona himself also thanked staff at Swiss Medical and Clinica Olivos for his care.

The 1986 World Cup winner posted on Instagram: "I want to thank Swiss Medical and Clínica Olivos for the excellent care, and my doctors Leopoldo Luciano Luque, Ariel Sainz, and the team that accompanied them: Walter Godoy, Carlos Becerra, Sebastian Nani and Pablo Dimitroff. Thank you all!!!"

Dorados began their Ascenso MX Clausura campaign without Maradona on January 6, losing to 1-0 to Celaya, and they face Queretaro in the Copa MX on Wednesday.

Diego's first season in Mexico saw the Sinaloa side reach the Apertura final, where they lost out to Atletico San Luis.

The winner of the Clausura tournament will meet San Luis in a final play-off to decide the sole team which will gain promotion to the Liga MX.

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