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Football legend Pele is feeling “better” after tumor surgery

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The football legend underwent surgery after the tumor was detected after a routine check-up. (file)

Sao Paulo:

Football great Pele said on Thursday he is feeling “better” and joked that he can’t wait to get back to playing the beautiful sport, two weeks after leaving hospital following surgery on a colon tumor. .

The 80-year-old spent a month in a So Paulo hospital while recovering from his operation, while also receiving chemotherapy.

“Thank god I’m better, I’m even ready to play on Sunday,” he joked.

“Seriously, thank you for everything, thank you to everyone who hugged me and gave me strength,” she said in a video message published on her two children’s Instagram accounts.

He had surgery on September 4 after routine check-ups detected suspicious-looking tumors.

The results of his biopsy have not been made public, and neither the player, his family, nor the medical center where he received treatment have commented on whether the tumor was cancerous, although chemotherapy is commonly used to treat cancer. is used to treat.

Pele, who turns 81 in just one week, is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

A former striker, he scored over 1,000 goals during his career, which is officially recognized as a record.

He is the only player in history to win the World Cup three times and has even coined the phrase “beautiful game” to describe football.

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