Sunday 11 December 2016

Pele stable after prostate condition

Published 08/05/2015 | 07:38

Pele was taken to hospital on November 24 after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.
Pele was taken to hospital on November 24 after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection.

Brazilian great Pele is recovering in a Sao Paulo hospital after undergoing surgery on a prostate condition.

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The 74-year-old was operated on after being admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on Tuesday, having also been treated at the same hospital in November.

A medical statement quoted on the Globoesporte website read: "Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) is in hospital after he underwent a surgical procedure of transurethral resection of the prostate.

"His condition is stable and he is in a room at the hospital."

According to the statement, Pele's condition is being monitored by doctors Gustavo Caserta Lemos and Fabio Nasri.

However, it does not say when the three-time World Cup winner might be discharged.

Pele was also treated at the Albert Einstein Hospital late last year after being diagnosed with a urinary tract infection that stemmed from a November 13 operation to remove kidney stones.

He has only one kidney, having had one removed towards the end of his playing career.

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