PELE READY TO LEAVE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AFTER SURGERY

September 14, 2021

ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS OF BRAZIL’S FOOTBALL LEGEND, PELE, HAS SAID THAT HE IS READY TO LEAVE THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT OF A SAO PAULO HOSPITAL, AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY FOR A SUSPECTED COLON TUMOR.


ACCORDING TO THE HOSPITAL, THE SUSPECTED TUMOR WAS DETECTED DURING ROUTINE TESTS, AND PELE HAS BEEN UNDERGOING TREATMENT SINCE AUGUST 31.


CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE THE GREATEST FOOTBALLER OF ALL TIME, PELE HAS BEEN IN POOR HEALTH IN RECENT YEARS AND HAS HAD VARIOUS STINTS IN THE HOSPITAL.


THE MOST RECENT HOSPITAL BULLETIN, FROM FRIDAY, STATED THAT PELE WAS RECOVERING IN A SATISFACTORY MANNER AND ACTIVELY CONVERSING AND DISPLAYING VITAL SIGNS WITHIN NORMAL RANGE.