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Maradona released from hospital

January 16, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Al Wasl coach Diego Maradona has been released from hospital after being admitted for complications with his kidney stones over the weekend.

Diego Maradona
GettyImagesDiego Maradona is now coach of Al-Wasl

Maradona, 51, was kept in for observation on Sunday after a successful operation to repair the problem.

A statement from Al Wasl's official Twitter feed read: "Maradona has been cleared after undergoing a successful operation to remove his kidney stones and will be discharged from hospital."

Earlier, the club said: "Maradona watched the Shj [Sharjah] vs Baniyas match from his room in the hospital straight after surgery & started planning for the next match vs Shj".