With covid-19, Branco improves, leaves the ICU and can be discharged before Easter – Sports

O ex-White player he was discharged from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he was admitted to a hospital in Rio de Janeiro, this Wednesday. The ex-athlete is expected to leave the hospital before Easter on Sunday.

“Every day a new victory, a surprising evolution, thank God! It is closer to the exit door every day. Undoubtedly with the help of everyone who asked in prayer for his life and recovery,” said Branco’s wife, Cleo Pozzebon , on the social networks. She published a photo with Branco, shortly after leaving the UTI. In the image, it is possible to see the former player visibly thinner.

World champion with the Brazilian national team, in the tetra campaign in 1994 Cup, Branco has been hospitalized since March 16. His case came to have serious complications and, therefore, he was sedated and intubated, breathing with the help of mechanical ventilation devices.

The gradual improvement began a week ago. The doctors then began the process of removing it from mechanical ventilators. Last Tuesday, Branco was extubated after a significant improvement in his health. But the 56-year-old former player remains in hospital care.

As a player, left-back Branco was four-time world champion for the Brazilian team in 1994 and champion of the Copa America, in Brazil, in 1989. For Fluminense, he won the title of the Brazilian Championship and was three-time champion of the Carioca Championship in the 1980s. the role of base coordinator of CBF.

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