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Legendary FSU coach Bobby Bowden returns home following hospital stay for COVID-19

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Posted at 12:42 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-16 08:52:42-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden was released from a hospital Thursday after being treated for COVID-19.

Bowden family friend Kim Shiff said the 90-year-old college Hall of Famer was back home after a weeklong stay at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.

He was hospitalized Oct. 6, three days after testing positive for COVID-19. He had received word of the positive test a few days after returning to his Tallahassee home from a lengthy hospital stay for an infection in his leg.

Bobby Bowden is going home on Wednesday after being hospitalized last week.

His wife, Ann, confirmed to ABC 27 that Bowden got the word from his doctor that he can return home on Wednesday. He was hospitalized out of precautions on Oct. 6 after he reported feeling very tired following his COVID-19 diagnosis.

Since being admitted to the hospital, Ann says Bobby has been walking around a lot and seems to be returning "to his old self."

Ann told ABC 27 she's also doing good but will feel a lot better when her husband finally returns home.

Prior to this hospital stay, Bowden had been hospitalized at TMH for nearly two weeks with a leg infection.

He was transferred to the hospital's rehab center and released on Oct. 1