Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Maradona Rushed to Hospital
BBC Sport, March 29th, 2007 2:44PM

MOST READ


Argentina World Cup winner Diego Maradona was rushed off to the hospital in Buenos Aires on Wednesday due to complications from excessive smoking, eating and drinking-although it looks like he will be okay. This time, doctors were quick to point out that his admission to the hospital had nothing to do with illegal drugs; Maradona had previously battled cocaine addiction, in addition to being overweight and having heart problems. In 1991, he was banned from the game for 15 months after testing positive for cocaine. In 1994, he was again banned after testing positive for illegal substances at the 1994 World Cup in the United States.

Maradona's personal physician said family problems cause the latest health crisis. "He didn't have a very consistent lifestyle, in his eating habits, his drinking and the amount of cigars he smoked," he said, adding that the former Napoli star had been against being taken to the hospital. "He woke up at 2:30 a.m. and he insulted me," his physician told a local radio station. "He didn't want to be there. They sedated him again and he fell asleep." Maradona led Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup. In Italy, he won league and cup titles with Napoli. He is still revered in Argentina. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Reports: Messi Close to Barca Pay Raise    
According to reports in Spain, Lionel Messi is close to agreeing a contract extension with Barcelona ...
Scholes Named Man United Assistant Coach     
Paul Scholes on Wednesday was named as an assistant coach to interim Manchester United coach Ryan ...
FIFA Suspends Barca Transfer Sentence    
FIFA on Wednesday temporarily suspended the transfer ban handed to Barcelona for violating its rules regarding ...
Donovan on Moyes     
Landon Donovan on Wednesday sounded off on the news that Manchester United had fired head coach ...
Moyes Speaks Out About United Dismissal     
David Moyes on Wednesday broke his silence after being fired as head coach of Manchester United ...
Simeone: Atleti Tried to Score vs. Chelsea    
Diego Simeone said that in contrast to Chelsea, Atletico Madrid tried to score during the first ...
Mourinho Would Field Weakened Team at Anfield     
Jose Mourinho suggested that Chelsea might have given up on the Premier League title after the ...
Scolari turns criticism back onto the critics    
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is shrugging off criticism of several players as tension and excitement ...
Qatar begins down-sizing World Cup plans    
Qatar plans to scale back plans for the World Cup it is scheduled to host in ...
German unions request leniency for late arrival during World Cup    
German union leaders want employers to show leniency towards their soccer-supporting workers by allowing them to ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives