Maradona gets green light to leave for Cuba

BUENOS AIRES: Football legend Diego Maradona has been granted his wish to travel to Cuba to undergo treatment for his cocaine addiction, a judicial source said on Tuesday. 

The 43-year-old had wanted to go but his ex-wife and daughters challenged that believing he would not get the treatment he needed. 

However with the five days allowed for them to appeal an earlier court decision having expired the 1986 World Cup winner is free to go, though the court ruled that he could only be treated in The Mental Health Centre in Havana and nowhere else. 

“Diego Maradona will leave for Cuba depending on the weather conditions and when his state of health permits him to,” said his lawyer Hector Leguizamon. 

Only on Saturday Maradona had to be rushed to hospital with high blood pressure and a high fever, having almost died earlier in the year because of heart and lung problems. – AFP 

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