Diego Maradona‘s lawyer has revealed it is a “miracle” the former Napoli star is alive.
The football legend was pictured being driven away from the private Olivos Clinic in an ambulance just before 6pm local time on Wednesday evening.
Maradona, who was also pictured smiling from his bed, had spent eight days in hospital after the former Barcelona star was admitted for an emergency operation for a blood clot on the brain.
Maradona's medics had played down the subdural haematoma detected last week during a CT scan after Diego was admitted to a private clinic, describing the surgery he underwent as “routine”.
But Matias Morla painted a more dramatic picture of the 60-year-old’s health scare after visiting the former footballer.
He said as he left the private Olivos Clinic on the outskirts of Buenos Aires: “Diego experienced perhaps the most difficult moment of his life.
“I think the fact the brain bleed was discovered when it was is a miracle because it could have cost him his life.
“He’s due to leave hospital today but we don’t know exactly when.”
Local reports said Maradona, who turned 60 on October 30, will be under the watch of medical experts 24/7.
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