Football

Maradona self-isolating at home due to COVID-19 risk

Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona is self-isolating after potentially being exposed to the coronavirus through one of his bodyguards.

Maradona, who led Argentina to World Cup glory in 1986, began isolating at his home in Argentina on Tuesday after last coming in contact with the guard on the weekend.

The 59-year-old is not displaying symptoms and will do a COVID-19 screening on Thursday, local media reported.

Earlier this month, Maradona had tested negative for COVID-19 after coming in contact with one of his players who had contracted the virus.

Maradona is currently the coach of Argentine top division side Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata, who are scheduled to play Patronato on Friday.

He has suffered a string of health issues in recent years and remains at high risk of the coronavirus complications should he be infected.