LA PAZ – President Evo Morales was released on Sunday from the clinic in Cochabamba, a city in central Bolivia, where he has been recovering from knee surgery, media reports said.
The president has been cleared to return to work on Monday, Los Olivos clinic spokesman Dr. Gaston Cornejo told reporters.
Morales will receive physical therapy, but he can resume his regular activities this week, the physician said.
The 56-year-old Morales told reporters from his hospital bed that he was happy, expected a quick recovery and would follow his doctors’ orders.
“For now, I’m focusing on recovering fast. I understand and will follow all the recommendations, I’m going to follow these suggestions, especially the physical therapy, so I can recover,” Morales told the official ABI news agency.
Morales injured his left knee a week ago playing indoor soccer during the inauguration of a sports facility.