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Maradona set to undergo brain surgery

The 1986 World Cup champion's personal doctor said Maradona had an accumulation of blood on his brain.

The neurologist said the problem was likely to have been caused by an accident, but Maradona does not remember such an event.

"He has a subdural hematoma," Leopoldo Luque told journalists.

"We will do it [the surgery] today."

Maradona was admitted to a private hospital with signs of depression on Monday, three days after his 60th birthday.

Ferguson recovering in hospital following brain surgery

"The procedure has gone very well but he needs a period of intensive care to optimise his recovery," a statement from the club said. "His family request privacy in this matter."

United captain Michael Carrick tweeted: "Absolutely devastated to hear about Sir Alex being unwell in hospital. All my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. Be strong boss."

Ferguson's son Darren, the manager of Doncaster Rovers, was reported to have missed his team's match on Saturday for family reasons.

This musician strummed a guitar during his own brain surgery

That's where Abhishek Prasad peddled his musical wares during a four-hour surgery in India that aimed to correct cramping in his fingers, his surgeon said.

For 20 months before the July 11 procedure, Prasad had suffered from a neurological condition called musical dystonia, said Dr. Sharan Srinivasan, head neurosurgeon at the Bhagwayn Mahaveer Jain Hospital in Bangalore.