São Paulo (AFP) – Pele is expected to be discharged from hospital at any time, after spending a month in the hospital, according to his daughter, Kelly Nascimento.
The 80-year-old Brazilian soccer star underwent a colon polyp on September 4 and spent several days in the intensive care unit after the operation.
“He is now stronger and will leave the hospital to continue his recovery and treatment at home,” Kelly Nascimento said on his Instagram account. He added that he will return from the United States, where he lives, to be close to his father. Ya Ri’s daughter thanked fans for “all the affection and love we’ve received from you this month.”
Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo has not confirmed when Pele will be discharged.
Pele posted several photos and videos on social media showing him recovering in hospital. The tumor was discovered when he underwent routine checkups in late August.
Pele was a member of the Brazilian Tag Team Championship in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and is still the player with the most goals for the national team, 77 in 92 matches.
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