x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 16 January 2018

Ballesteros likely to leave intensive care

A Spanish hospital treating golf legend Seve Ballesteros says he is likely to be released from intensive care next week following surgery on a malignant tumour.

MADRID // A Spanish hospital says golf legend Seve Ballesteros is likely to be released from intensive care next week following brain surgery on a malignant tumour. Madrid's La Paz hospital said in a statement today that Ballesteros' condition "continues to improve". The Spanish golf great, 53, underwent a six-and-a-half hour operation on Oct 24 to remove the brain tumour and reduce swelling around the brain.

It was his third operation since being admitted 18 days earlier after fainting at Madrid's international airport. *AP