The football legend Pele has undergone back surgery, which was successful and he will be discharged from the hospital in Sao Paulo next week, officials said, referring to the Brazilian media.
The operation was last Thursday, the media reported.
Earlier the head of public relations at the hospital, 'Albert Einstein` in Sao Paulo only confirmed that Pele is treated there. It was added that there is no right to explain when it was accepted for treatment for what reasons and Pele.
The 74-year-old Pele underwent surgery to prostate in the same clinic last may, and subsequent studies showed that the tumors in his body.
More than half a year ago Pele was hospitalized for about two weeks for the removal of kidney stones.