Almost a dozen cars of fans of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, the team that Diego Maradona trains, went this Wednesday in a caravan to the clinic where the ex-footballer is hospitalized to express their support after the operation to which he was subjected Tuesday.
Lobo supporters left the Buenos Aires city of La Plata around noon and traveled together the almost 75 kilometers to the Olivos Clinic, also in the province of Buenos Aires, where Maradona is hospitalized, who was operated on for a subdural hematoma.
Arriving, the fans, most of them from a subsidiary called “Diego Maradona”, got out of their vehicles and displayed flags with the name or face of the soccer star and began to sing.
The former Argentine coach took over as coach of Gimnasia in September 2019.
Last Friday, the day he turned 60, he was at the team’s stadium at the start of the match on the first day of the local tournament against the Board of Trustees, but withdrew after a few minutes.
Sebastián ‘el Gallego’ Méndez, his assistant, took over the team and will continue to command the Wolf.
“If the doctors say that he is fit to be on the field in a substitute bench, perfect. But if the doctors say otherwise, they have to stop Diego. What he needs today is a group of professionals who take him well” said this Wednesday the president of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, Gabriel Pellegrino.
“We are at the disposal of whatever is necessary for Diego to be well, in gymnastics or outside of gymnastics. We want Diego to be well and with better medical support,” he added.
Maradona’s general practitioner, Leopoldo Luque, said this Wednesday at noon at a press conference from the door of the clinic that the 60-year-old coach is evolving “without any complications” and that he will not have “sequelae” after being operated on. a subdural hematoma.