Hospital says Pele's condition improving

(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)

SAO PAULO (AP) Pele's condition is improving as he undergoes temporary kidney treatment in an intensive care unit, a Brazilian hospital said Friday.

The Albert Einstein hospital said the 74-year-old Pele is "lucid" and breathing normally without any support.

The Brazilian soccer great has been hospitalized since Monday because of a urinary tract infection. He had surgery to remove kidney stones on Nov. 13.

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