Pele recovering in hospital after back surgery

first_imgFormer Brazil striker Pele remains in hospital in Sao Paulo after undergoing successful back surgery.The 74-year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on Monday ahead of surgery which eased painful pressure on a nerve in his spinal column.A statement from the hospital was published in O Globo on Saturday and read: “The surgery took place on July 14 [Tuesday] without complications, and the recovery period is progressing normally.”Pele underwent an operation on an enlarged prostate at the same hospital in May and was also treated there for a urinary tract infection which stemmed from a kidney-stone removal in November.The three-time World Cup winner only has one kidney, having had one removed towards the end of his playing career. Pele 1last_img read more