Football icon Pele to be released Saturday: hospital

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SAO PAULO: Brazilian football legend Pele will leave hospital on Saturday after recovering well from prostate surgery, doctors said, following his latest health scare. The 74-year-old underwent surgery Tuesday at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo, the same facility that treated him last year for a severe urinary tract infection. Media reports said the surgery for an enlarged prostate — a common condition in aging men — was aimed at preventing a repeat of the urinary infection that sent Pele to the hospital last year. The global sports icon has suffered a number of health crises in recent months.

AFP

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