Former Argentina international Fernando Caceres left hospital on Friday, five months after being shot in the head during an attempted robbery, La Red radio reported.
The 40-year-old former defender, who won 24 caps, was left blinded in one eye in the attack on 1 November. "I am savouring being able to feel good. It was a complicated issue but thankfully it's now in the past. I am in the final stages of my convalescence," said Caceres, who lost the sight in one eye and is deaf in one ear.
Caceres was driving in a Buenos Aires suburb when at least four men surrounded his car. He was shot with the bullet just missing his right eyeball. Three suspects were later arrested.
Caceres lifted the Copa America championship with Argentina in 1993 and won the Spanish Cup in 1994 with Real Zaragoza.
Paraguayan striker Salvador Cabanas of Mexican side America, who was shot in a Mexican nightclub in January, has also been having treatment for his injuries in the same clinic as Caceres. Cabanas still harbours hopes of playing in this summer's FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa.