Brazil football legend Pele
Brazil football legend Pele

Looking forward to playing again, says Pele after surgery

ANI | Updated: Sep 11, 2021 17:35 IST


Sao Paulo [Brazil], September 11 (ANI): Three-time FIFA World Cup winner Pele on Friday stated that his recovery is going well after the 80-year-old underwent successful surgery to remove a tumour on the right side of his colon.

Football legend Pele is being kept in intensive care for a while after undergoing an operation this week. He took to social media to thank fans for the good wishes he has received and said that he will spend the coming days focused on his recovery.
"My friends, with each passing day I feel a little better. I'm looking forward to playing again, but I'm still going to recover for a few more days. While I'm here, I take the opportunity to talk a lot with my family and to rest. Thanks again for all the loving messages. We'll be together again soon!" Pele said in an Instagram post on Friday.
On August 31, Pele was hospitalised for medical tests at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, which revealed a tumour. Pele won the 1958, 1962 and 1970 World Cups, and remains Brazil's all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches. (ANI)

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