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Pelé, Conscious and Recovering Satisfactorily after His Surgery

  • Pele, 80, was hospitalized last week to undergo routine tests that, according to the ex-footballer, had not been performed before due to the COVID-19 pandemic

    Pele, 80, was hospitalized last week to undergo routine tests that, according to the ex-footballer, had not been performed before due to the COVID-19 pandemic | Photo: Twitter/@goal

Published 11 September 2021
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Former soccer star Pele remains in an intensive care unit and is recovering satisfactorily after surgery performed over the weekend to remove a tumor in his colon, according to a medical report released Friday.

The three-time world champion with Brazil has recovered satisfactorily, is conscious, speaks actively and maintains vital signs within normal ranges, according to the report.

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Pele, 80, was hospitalized last week to undergo routine tests that, according to the ex-footballer, had not been performed before due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the tests, a tumor was identified in his colon, which was removed and referred for pathological analysis.

Initially, doctors said the expectation was that the ex-footballer would be transferred from the ICU to a room on Tuesday.

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