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    please keep Mr. Richardson in your thoughts and prayers while he recovers from his heart transplant...

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson was recovering Monday after a heart transplant.

    The team issued a statement that said the 72-year-old Richardson underwent the overnight five-hour procedure at Carolinas Medical Center. He had been on a heart transplant list since December.

    Team officials said Richardson was resting comfortably Monday morning in the hospital's post-operative cardiovascular recovery unit.

    Dr. Mark Stiegel, one of the doctors who performed the surgery, said "the donor heart was working well." The normal recovery time is 3-6 months, the team said.

    Richardson was told he needed the transplant during a hospital stay related to the installation of a pacemaker. He then was placed on a donor waiting list.

    He attended the Panthers' game against Denver in December.

    A former receiver for the Baltimore Colts, Richardson caught the winning touchdown pass from Johnny Unitas in the 1959 NFL championship game. He was awarded the expansion Panthers in 1993, becoming the first former player to own an NFL team since George Halas, the longtime owner of the Chicago Bears.

    here's to a quick and speedy recovery Mr. Richardson

    sig by B4B6..

  • #2
    hmmm so if he had a "change of heart" does that mean John Fox will be fired now?????

    (sorry, I couldn't help myself there.)


    • #3
      My best thoughts out to him and his family.
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