ATLANTA, GEORGIA—Brazilian soccer legend Pele is now recovering at his house after he was discharged from the hospital where he received treatment for nearly a month.
Sources said the 80-year-old Pele looked well after a tumor was removed from his colon on Sept. 4.
Pele stayed in the intensive care unit for days after his surgery.
The tumor was discovered at the end of August during a routine exam.
“I am so happy to be back at home,” Pele wrote in a post on his official Instagram.
“I want to thank the entire Albert Einstein Hospital team, who made my stay a pleasant one, with a humane and very affectionate welcome,” Pele added.
Pele won 1958, 1962, and 1970 World Cups, and remains Brazil’s all-time leading scorer with 77 goals in 92 matches.