Pele undergoing physiotherapy after hip surgery

Updated: November 14, 2012, 7:03 PM ET
Associated Press

SAO PAULO -- A Brazilian hospital says Pele is undergoing physiotherapy following surgery on his right hip.

The Albert Einstein hospital said Wednesday that Pele remains in good condition and is already walking around his room.

The hospital said the Brazilian soccer great underwent "total arthroplasty," a procedure aimed at restoring proper function on his hip. The surgery was Saturday.

The former player, who turned 72 in October, is expected to leave the hospital this week.

It isn't clear if he will be able to attend the Confederations Cup draw Dec. 1.

Pele won three World Cup titles with Brazil and scored nearly 1,300 career goals, most of them with Brazilian club Santos.


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