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Pele underwent hip surgery

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Brazil legend Pele has had hip surgery and is undergoing physiotherapy.
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SAO PAULO (AP)

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

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Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo 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 to his hip. The surgery was performed Saturday.

Pele, 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 on 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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