Diego Maradona is reportedly set to undergo surgery in Argentina after suffering from a stomach bleed.
The football legend, 58, had failed to show up for training at Mexican side Dorados where he is now a coach.
It has now emerged that he has been admitted after internal bleeding in his stomach was detected during a routine check up.
Maradona will undergo an endoscopy at a clinic in Olivos, with children Gianna, Janita and Diego Jr at his side.
Maradona was expected to return to Mexico for Dorados’ first Ascenso MX season clash against Celaya.
His absence had been credited to the former footballer suffering from depression due to problems in his personal and family life.
The claims were made on Argentine TV with Maradona’s recent split from girlfriend Rocio Oliva stated as one of the causes of the problems.
It is not the first time concerns have been raised over the former World Player of the Year.
Maradona reportedly collapsed at the World Cup last summer and there were fears he had suffered a heart attack.
He also suffers from arthritis in both knees with the Argentine requiring a walking stick on the touchline last season.