Football legend Pele recovers from surgery in ICU

Brazilian football legend Pele is still receiving treatments in the intensive care for his recovery after undergoing surgery for a suspected colon tumour, his doctors said Friday.

Pele’s medical team at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo said in a statement that he was “actively conversing and displaying vital signs within normal range.”

Pele, 80, took to Instagram to reassure his fans.

“My friends, with each passing day I feel a little better. I’m looking forward to playing again, but I’m still going to recover for a few more days,” he said.

“While I’m here, I take the opportunity to talk a lot with my family and to rest. Thanks again for all the loving messages. We’ll be together again soon!”

The suspected tumour was detected during routine tests, according to the hospital, where Pele has been undergoing treatment since August 31.

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