Brazil legend Pele recovering in hospital after undergoing operation on hip
Three-time World Cup winner Pele is recovering in a Brazilian hospital after undergoing hip surgery.
Last Updated: 13/11/12 9:59pm
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.