Maradona hospitalized with kidney stones

Argentinian soccer legend Diego Maradona was successfully treated for kidney stones at a Dubai hospital Sunday, according to the Al-Wasl club he coaches.

“Maradona’s kidney stone operation was a success and he is now resting before being discharged from hospital either tonight or tomorrow morning.”

“Maradona watched the Shj vs Baniyas match from his room in the hospital straight after surgery & started planning for the next match vs Shj,” the club added.

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

Maradona hoped 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.