Soccer legend Diego Maradona underwent emergency surgery on Tuesday (30Mar10) after he was mauled by his beloved pet dog.
The sports star was rushed to hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina after his Chinese Shar Pei pooch attacked him.
Maradona received treatment after suffering bites to his face, mouth and lip, according to Britain's The Sun.
Despite his injuries, Maradona was released from the Buenos Aires Los Arcos clinic later that day.
His spokesperson says, "He's already at home and he's in good spirits."