Brazil legend Pele recovering in hospital after undergoing operation on hip

Pele: Brazil legend recovering after hip surgery

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Three-time World Cup winner Pele is recovering in a Brazilian hospital after undergoing hip surgery.

The 72-year-old is expected to be discharged on Wednesday following the minor procedure at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.

Pele's advisor, Jose Ovens, told Brazilian broadcaster Globoesport on Tuesday: "Everything went very well.

"It was a simple surgery. He probably will be discharged tomorrow."

It was reported that Pele had initially gone to the hospital to renew his medical insurance, but after complaining of long-term pain in his hip and then undergoing tests, opted to undergo the operation.