White recovers, is discharged and will spend Easter at home

The ex-player White is out of the hospital. Champion with the Brazilian team in 1994, he was hospitalized since March 16 and was intubated due to the covid-19. Last Wednesday he left the ICU and this Saturday, after improvements and stability in his health, he was released to go home.

Branco turns 57 this Sunday, which is also celebrated Easter. The news was celebrated by the wife of the former player, Cleo Pozzebon, who is also a doctor. “Gratitude is the word to all of you for all the affection, and messages !!”, he wrote in a photo posted on his social networks.

Branco poses with his family after being discharged from the ICU; four-time champion had severe case of covid-19

Photo: Instagram / Cléo Pozzebon / Estadão

Fluminense, a club that Branco is an idol, also made a point of paying homage to this Saturday’s news. The Rio club posted a video in which, in a wheelchair, the ex-player is directed to the exit of the hospital where he stayed, in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Several people applauded him. “We are thrilled with you, Warrior!” Wrote the team.

Today, Branco is the coordinator of the CBF men’s base teams. He contracted the new coronavirus after joining the delegation that traveled to Recife, in early March, for a period of preparation and a friendly with Retrô FC. Under-18 coach Dudu Patetuci, assistant Igor Cotrim and assistant Bruno Pacheco were also infected.


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