Brazilian icon Pele remains in hospital and there is STILL no forecast for when he can be discharged, a medical report shows – but doctors insist the 82-year-old’s condition is improving since his respiratory infection is feared
- There is still no forecast when 82-year-old Pele can be released from the hospital
- The Brazilian legend was hospitalized on November 29 after battling colon cancer
- Pele has also been diagnosed with a respiratory infection that is being treated
- The World Cup winner must remain in hospital for the time being, says a medical report
Brazilian soccer great Pele’s health is improving, but there is still no forecast for when he could be released from hospital after being admitted there late last month, according to a medical report released Monday.
Pele, 82, has been battling colon cancer since September 2021 and was hospitalized on November 29 so doctors could re-evaluate his treatment.
He is also being treated for a respiratory infection diagnosed after his hospitalization.
There is still no forecast for when Brazilian icon Pele will be able to leave the hospital, but he is still improving
“The patient continues to show improvement in clinical status, particularly respiratory infection. He is staying in a regular room, is conscious and has stable vital signs,” said medical staff at Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo.
Sports mail reported last week that Pele had made “gradual improvements” after being taken to hospital for tests.
Despite initial concerns that he was near death, his daughters Flavia and Kely Nascimento were quick to dismiss those reports, saying he is “sick” but still supports Brazil in their bid to win the World Cup.
An update from the doctors who treated him in Sao Paulo supported his daughters’ claims on Saturday.
Considered one of the greatest footballers ever, Pele won three World Cups with Brazil
“He is still being treated and his health condition remains stable. He has also responded well to treatment for respiratory infections, with no worsening of condition in the past 24 hours,” the doctors said over the weekend.
Pele is regarded as Brazil’s greatest ever player and fans in Qatar have shown their support for him by unfurling banners in the stadiums since the country’s group stage encounter with Cameroon.
French superstar Kylian Mbappe was among those tweeting in support of Pele after he was hospitalized.
The World Cup top scorer wrote ‘Pray for the King’ on social media.
Pele’s official Instagram account wrote a message to Neymar after Brazil’s exit from the World Cup
Brazil players held a banner supporting Pele after their 4-1 victory over South Korea
The 82-year-old legend posted a photo of Neymar following Brazil’s shock World Cup departure to Croatia on Friday.
“I’ve watched you grow, I’ve cheered for you every day and I can finally congratulate you on getting my goal tally with Brazil,” Pele said.
“We both know this is more than a number. Our greatest duty as athletes is to inspire. Inspire our teammates today, generations to come and especially everyone who loves our sport.’
Kylian Mbappé took to Twitter earlier this month to show his support for the Brazilian icon