Brazil’s soccer legend, Pele, has had surgery for a prostate condition after he was admitted to hospital for the second time in six months.
The 74-year-old three-time World Cup winner was treated in hospital for a urinary infection in November 2014 after having kidney stones removed.
The Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo described his condition as “stable”. An aide told AFP that Pele could be out of hospital “within days”.
However, the hospital did not reveal when the ex-Santos star might be discharged. Friend and advisor, Jose Fornos Rodrigues, told AFP: “Everything is going well with Pele; he is resting.
“It was a very simple procedure. He will be released within a couple of days.”
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