Maradona ‘Joking’ with Visitors, Recovering Well from Brain Surgery

Dozens of Gimnasia fans have converged on the hospital since Monday evening, waving flags and holding posters with messages of support as they waited for news.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona is cracking jokes as he makes an “amazing” recovery following surgery for a brain clot, his personal physician told reporters on Wednesday evening.

Leopoldo Luque, also Maradona’s neurosurgeon, said the 60-year-old had “no neurological damage” and he was “amazed by his recovery” at the Olivos Clinic in Buenos Aires province where he underwent the operation on Tuesday.

“Diego joked, made jokes. I’m excited . . .

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