Blatter undergoes surgery for skin cancer

Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has undergone minor surgery to treat skin cancer.

Blatter’s spokesman, Thomas Renggli, told The Associated Press that he is at “home and fine” after a surgical procedure on his left ear.

The 80-year-old spent one night at a clinic before being discharged on Thursday, Renggli says.

Blatter spent several days in a hospital in Zurich last November after a stress-related collapse while he was suspended from duty by the FIFA ethics committee and subjected to criminal proceedings by federal prosecutors in Switzerland.

Blatter’s appeal against his six-year ban from football will be heard on Aug. 25 at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Blatter’s 18-year stint as FIFA president ended in February when former UEFA official Gianni Infantino was elected.