Pele Stable After Kidney Stone Operation

Pele was taken to hospital on Wednesday with what close associate and aide Jose Fornos Rodrigues initially indicated was a stomach ailment.

Updated: November 13, 2014 22:06 IST
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Rio de Janeiro: Brazilian soccer legend Pele was in a stable condition Thursday following surgery for kidney stones, the Sao Paulo hospital treating him said.

"He underwent surgery this morning to remove kidney stones and for now is clinically stable and recovering," read a statement from the Albert Einstein clinic, signed by Dr Fabio Nasri.

The statement added: "The patient Edson Arantes do Nascimento (Pele) remains hospitalised following tests which showed up kidney stones obstructing urinary flow."

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