Pele recovers from hip surgery

Sao Paulo: Retired soccer great Pele remains hospitalized here in Brazil`s largest city after undergoing hip surgery, doctors said.

Surgeons performed an arthroplasty procedure on the right hip of the 72-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Sao Paulo`s Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement.

The man widely regarded as the greatest soccer player ever is in "good health" and recovering from the operation, according to the statement Tuesday.

Pele`s doctors have not offered a time-frame for when he will be discharged, a hospital spokesman told EFE.


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