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    Pele recovers from hip surgery

    Sao Paulo: Retired soccer great Pele remains hospitalized here in Brazil's largest city after undergoing hip surgery, doctors said.

    Surgeons performed an arthroplasty procedure on the right hip of the 72-year-old Edson Arantes do Nascimento, Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital said in a statement.

    The man widely regarded as the greatest soccer player ever is in "good health" and recovering from the operation, according to the statement on Tuesday. Pele's doctors have not offered a time-frame for when he will be discharged, said a hospital spokesman.