Pele Health Update: Football legend Pele, 80, has taken “several steps” towards recovery after a colon operation three weeks ago, his daughter said Friday.
“These last days, he has taken several steps,” Kely Nascimento said in a message on Instagram with photos of the two of them playing cards, Pele smiling.
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“Pele taught me how to play a card game and he is beating me hands down,” she added.
Pele Health Update: On Wednesday, Nascimento had posted a video of the former Number 10 singing the anthem of Santos, his former club.
The three-time World Cup winner had undergone surgery for a suspected colon tumor, detected during a routine checkup, on September 4, and left intensive care last week.
The results of the biopsy have not been made public.
Pele Health Update: Considered by many to be the greatest footballer of all time, Pele has been in poor health in recent years, and has had various stints in hospital.