Former Brazilian soccer player Edson Arantes do Nascimento ‘Pelé’, 81, was discharged this Thursday, after spending three days hospitalized for tests related to cancer treatment and is in good condition. Doctors at the Albert Einstein Israelite Hospital, which care for what is considered by many to be the best soccer player in history, reported on the discharge in a brief statement in which they said that Pelé “is in good and stable condition” of health.
In September of last year, when undergoing a series of routine exams that he had postponed for about fifteen months due to the coronavirus pandemic, the doctors detected colon cancer, for which he has already been operated on once. Since then, he has been undergoing treatment that has included chemotherapy sessions and monthly tests to check its effectiveness against the tumor.
In recent years, Pelé’s health has also deteriorated due to other causes, such as spinal, hip and knee problems, which have reduced his mobility and forced him to undergo surgery. Likewise, the former soccer player has suffered some kidney crises, which have also led to his being hospitalized.