Pele leaves Brazil hospital after successful surgery

Pele was released from a Sao Paulo hospital on Monday , his Brazilian doctors said , two days after the football great had surgery to remove a kidney stone.

The three – time World Cup winner was admitted to the Albert Einstein hospital last Tuesday, after returning from France where he had received treatment for a urinary tract infection .

“ The patient … was discharged from the hospital this morning , ” his doctors said in a statement .
Pele had an operation on Saturday to remove the “ kidney stone, ” which the hospital had previously described as a “ ureteral stone. ”

The procedure was “ successful , ” the doctors had said .

Pele , who is widely considered to be the greatest footballer in history, spent almost a week in a Paris hospital after falling ill following an appearance at a promotional event with France striker Kylian Mbappe .
Pele , who won the World Cup with Brazil in 1958 , 1962 and perhaps most memorably in Mexico in 1970 when his swashbuckling team re – defined modern football , has had health scares in recent years .
( AFP )

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