Pele leaves Brazil hospital after successful surgery

first_img“The patient … was discharged from 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 several health scares in recent years.0Shares0000(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazilian football great Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pele, has been released from hospital after surgery to remove a kidney stone; he is pictured here arriving in Brazil on April 9, 2019 © AFP/File / NELSON ALMEIDASAO POLE, Brazil, Apr 15 – 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.last_img read more