Bobby Bowden leaves hospital after COVID-19 treatment

Published: Oct. 13, 2020 at 11:41 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2020 at 12:06 PM EDT
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV/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. Bowden was also battling a mild case of pneumonia while fighting COVID-19.

In a brief statement addressing the FSU community, Bowden told WCTV, “Thank you all for the concern and prayers for me to get back to normal. Glad to be home!”

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - Legendary Florida State University football coach Bobby Bowden will be returning home from the hospital on Wednesday, his wife Ann Bowden confirmed to WCTV.

This comes after Bobby Bowden tested positive for COVID-19 earlier in October. He was taken to the hospital for precautionary COVID measures on October 6.

Ann Bowden says the former coach is “sounding like his old self again,” and the 90-year-old never showed severe symptoms after testing positive for the virus.

The FSU legend tested positive for coronavirus after he went to the hospital to rehab a leg infection.

Bobby Bowden coached the Seminoles to two national championships and 12 ACC titles in his time as head coach.

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