SAN PAULO – SPORTS – The world’s greatest all time soccer player, Pelé is starting to recover. The three-time World Cup winner remains in what doctors are saying is semi-intensive care at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.
Doctors Fabio Nasri and Marcelo Costa Batista, and Medical Director Dr Oscar Pavao issued a statement on the soccer superstar’s condition: “Patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) continues with his clinical improvement and is in semi-intensive care. Clinical tests and laboratory results in the morning today were adequate and the patient does not need renal support. A new evaluation of the kidney is scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) morning. He continues without fever, is walking in his room and spending a large part of the day sitting in a chair. He is eating well, without haemodynamic or respiratory changes.”
Pelé who is seventy-four was admitted to hospital on November 24th. He had been diagnosed with a urinary tract infection that came after an earlier operation to remove kidney stones.
Pelé has only one kidney. He had one kidney removed towards the end of his amazing soccer playing career.