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Sao Paulo (AFP)
Brazilian soccer legend Pele left the intensive care unit of a Sao Paulo hospital on Tuesday after present process surgical procedure for a suspected colon tumor.
“The affected person Edson Arantes do Nascimento is in good medical situation and has left the intensive remedy unit. He will probably be recovering in a room,” the Albert Einstein Hospital stated in its newest medical bulletin.
“I proceed daily happier, with numerous disposition to play 90 minutes, plus further time. We will probably be collectively quickly!” Pele wrote on Instagram, thanking followers for “1000’s of loving messages”.
On Monday night time one in all his daughters, Kely Nascimento, gave an replace on her father’s well being on social media, accompanied by a close-up photograph of the smiling 80-year-old soccer mega-star.
“He’s doing properly publish surgical procedure, he isn’t in ache and is in an excellent temper (irritated that he can solely eat jello however will persevere!),” Nascimento wrote.
“He’ll transfer into an everyday room within the subsequent day or two after which go dwelling.”
Her father “is powerful and cussed and with the help and care of the good crew at Einstein and all the love, power and lightweight that the world is sending, he’ll get via this!” she wrote.
The suspected tumor was detected throughout routine assessments, in keeping with the hospital, the place Pele has been present process therapy since August 31.
Thought-about by many to be the best footballer of all time, Pele has been unwell in recent times, and has had varied stints within the hospital.
The one participant in historical past to win three World Cups (1958, 1962 and 1970), Pele burst onto the worldwide stage at simply 17 with dazzling objectives, together with two within the ultimate in opposition to hosts Sweden, as Brazil received the World Cup for the primary time in 1958.
“O Rei” (The King) went on to have one of the crucial storied careers in sport, scoring greater than 1,000 objectives earlier than retiring in 1977.
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