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Maradona returns to work as coach of Gimnasia de Argentina by video call

Diego Maradona during his presentation as the new Gymnastics and Fencing coach in 2019. - La Plata, Argentina.  File Photo Sep 8 2019 REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian / File PhotoDiego Maradona during his presentation as the new Gymnastics and Fencing coach in 2019. – La Plata, Argentina. File photo Sep 8, 2019 REUTERS / Agustin Marcarian / File Photo (AGUSTIN MARCARIAN /)

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 17 (.) – Soccer idol Diego Maradona returned to work on Tuesday as technical director of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata by maintaining a video call communication with his team’s footballers, after the intervention on the head and the treatment for alcohol addiction that he performs with a medical team at his home, a source close to the former soccer player told ..

Maradona, who made the communication through the assistants who lead the Argentine team in his absence, promised to visit the training field in the coming weeks.

“Diego said that in about 15 days he will be for training,” said the source from Maradona’s inner circle. “We saw it very well, nothing to do with the image he gave on his birthday.”

The world champion with the Argentine national team in 1986 also asked how each of the Gymnastics players is doing and the team’s line-up for the next game, the source said.

Maradona, 60, underwent surgery two weeks ago for a subdural hematoma on the head and then, by decision of the doctors and his family, he remained hospitalized due to a “low mood, anemia and dehydration” and a withdrawal from addiction. alcohol, according to the first medical reports.

Once he was discharged from the hospital, the former star agreed to continue treatment at his home in the northern suburbs of Buenos Aires and left the Argentine soccer first division team in the hands of his assistants.

(Reporting by Ramiro Scandolo, edited by Walter Bianchi)