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Richardson doing well after heart transplant

Updated: February 12, 2009, 6:35 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson cleared another hurdle in his recovery from a heart transplant Thursday when he was released from the hospital, 12 days after the surgery.

Richardson left Carolinas Medical Center and was resting at home after doctors determined his body was accepting the new heart. A team spokesman said Richardson has responded well to treatment and will continue to be monitored by doctors.

The full recovery period takes between three and ...

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