Brazilian exfutbolista Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’ has been discharged this Tuesday, September 14 of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). However, he will continue his recovery in the hospital where he was operated on for a tumor in the colon.
Pelé, 80, presents “good clinical evolution” and “will remain, from now on, in recovery in the room”, the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo has indicated in a statement. The one who is considered the best footballer in history was admitted on August 31 and underwent surgery to remove a “suspicious” tumor in the colon.
The tumor was identified during routine examinations that, as Pelé himself has indicated, were carried out this year after having been postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic derived from the coronavirus, which has kept him semi-confined in his house on the São Paulo coast. Kely Nascimento, one of his daughters, has pointed out in social networks that “o rei” he was “fine” and in a “good mood.”
“He’s strong and stubborn, and with the help of all the amazing team at Einstein Hospital, as well as all the love and the energy and light that the world is sending you, he will get out of this, “he pointed out next to a photo in which he appears making a video call with Pele from the hospital.