Brazil legend Pele discharged from hospital after surgery

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football legend Pele has been discharged from hospital after back surgery.

 Brazil legend Pele discharged from hospital after surgery

File picture of legendary Brazilian soccer player Pele speaking to journalists. Reuters

The 74-year-old was admitted to Sao Paulo's Alberto Einstein hospital on Thursday for treatment on a trapped nerve, reported Xinhua news agency.

"(We) inform that Edson Arantes do Nascimento was discharged today. The patient left hospital at 4 p.m.," the hospital said in a statement on Monday.

The three-time World Cup winner, considered by many as the greatest ever footballer, had prostate surgery at the same hospital in May.

Last November he was hospitalized with a urinary infection after having kidney stones removed.

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Updated Date: Jul 21, 2015 08:40:01 IST