Maradona cleared to leave hospital

Maradona cleared to leave hospital

Published Jan. 16, 2012 11:40 a.m. ET

Diego Maradona has left a private hospital in Dubai after undergoing surgery to remove kidney stones.

A statement released by the Dubai-based club Al Wasl said the coach and former Argentina great was discharged from the Canadian Specialist Hospital on Monday following the operation Sunday night. It said Maradona will take a day off to rest and recuperate and is expected to return to the club on Wednesday.

Maradona was admitted to the hospital after complaining of abdominal pains.

Maradona coached Al Wasl to a 2-1 victory over Al Ahli on Saturday. The club's next match is Jan. 23.