Legendary soccer player Pele was released from the hospital in Brazil on July 21 following successful back surgery, per BBC Sport.
The article added: "The 74-year-old was suffering from a trapped nerve and has had surgery to relieve pain in his back and hip at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo."The Associated Press reported on July 18 Pele, 74, was being treated in Sao Paulo at the Albert Einstein Hospital, where he previously underwent prostate surgery. He also received attention back in December for a urinary-tract infection.
Pele is best known for his extraordinary success with the Brazilian national team.
He led the country to a trio of World Cup titles (1958, 1962 and 1970) and scored 77 goals in 92 official appearances. He played most of his club career with Santos before finishing with the New York Cosmos.