Diego Maradona: Football legend has second gastric bypass surgery

first_imgArgentina football legend Diego Maradona has had a second gastric bypass operation after his doctor warned that the 55-year-old is 75kgs (11st 11lbs) over his ideal weight.Maradona had his first gastric bypass 10 years ago but has since gained weight and developed complications.”He told me he was feeling fine, that he wasn’t in any pain,” said Dr Carlos Felipe Chaux after the procedure.Maradona had surgery in the Venezuelan city of Maracaibo.He will stay in the city for at least eight days before travelling to capital Caracas to complete his recovery.Maradona led Argentina to World Cup triumph in 1986 with a series of virtuoso performances, before finishing as runners-up four years later. He was banned for 15 months after testing positive for cocaine while playing for Italian side Napoli in 1991 and was thrown out of the 1994 World Cup for the use of banned substance ephedrine.He has also struggled with obesity and alcohol addiction.Maradona travelled to England to support Argentina in the Rugby World Cup last month, cheering on the Pumas in their pool match against Tonga in Leicester and semi-final defeat by Australia at Twickenham.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Police Constable, friend injured in motorcycle accident

first_imgAn allegedly drunken driver found himself in hot water after the minibus he owns and operates collided with a motorcycle, seriously injuring a Police Officer and his pillion rider.The motorcycle (CK 461) which Police Constable Azad Fredericks was riding, along with his friend, Daniel Mondesir, at the time of the accidentThe injured men were identified as 22-year-old Police Constable Azad Fredericks, who is attached to the Alberttown Police Station, Georgetown, and 29-year-old Daniel Mondesir of Salem Village, Parika, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The minibus owner and driver, 62-year-old Lachminayan Ramnarine, of Lot 26 A Anna Catherina, West Coast Demerara (WCD), is presently in Police custody, assisting with the investigation.Reports are that on Saturday about 19:45h, Ramnarine was driving along “Bus Shed Street”, Anna Catherina, when he allegedly switched lanes, causing his vehicle to collide with the motorcycle.As a result of the impact of the collision, both Fredericks and Mondesir were thrown from the motorcycle and landed on the roadway. They sustained multiple injuries about their bodies.Guyana Times was told that the injured men were picked up by public-spirited persons and taken to the Leonora Cottage Hospital, WCD, where the doctor on duty immediately transferred them to the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) after examining their injuries.After further examination by a doctor at the WDRH upon arrival, they were admitted.Fredericks is said to have sustained a fractured left leg while Mondesir is suffering from fractured ribs. In addition to those injuries, the duo also sustained several lacerations about their bodies.According to a Police source, a breathalyser test was conducted on Ramnarine, and results revealed that the minibus driver had alcohol in his system that is above the prescribed legal limit.His vehicle, along with the motorcycle, is impounded at the Leonora Police Station, WCD, as the investigation continues. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

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