Brazilian legend Pele is set to leave hospital as he recovers from an operation to remove a tumor from his colon.
The three-time World Cup winner, 80, underwent surgery in early September after a tumor was detected during testing.
by state of Sao Paulo ReutersPele will be discharged from the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Thursday.
And his daughter Kelly Nascimento has also confirmed that the iconic footballer is going home after a worrying month for his family, friends and fans.
She wrote instagram: “Now that he is stronger and is leaving the hospital to recover and continue his treatment at home, I am going back home.”
Pele was admitted to hospital in August, where he was given ‘regular exams’, which were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this month a tumor was detected in his colon and he underwent surgery to resolve his medical condition.
Pele left intensive care on 14 September but was taken back three days later as a precaution after acid reflux.
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He returned to a regular ward three days later, was punched in the air in celebration, and is now fit enough to continue his recovery at home.
Both Pele and Kelly have been reassuring fans about the improvement in the icon’s status on Instagram throughout September.
skin wrote On Wednesday: “When life presents a challenge, it’s always easier to face it with a smile on your face.
“Do me a favor when you see this post. Smile with me!”
Pele is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers in history, helping Santos win six Brazilian titles and the Copa Libertadores twice.
His 1,279 goals in 1,363 games – including friendlies – is recognized as the highest score in a professional career.
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