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Richardson recovering from transplant

Updated: February 2, 2009, 8:54 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- 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 a five-hour procedure overnight 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 ...

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