Bowden thanks doctors, fans after 'tough' bout with virus
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Former Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden thanked his doctors, family, and fans for their support and prayers through his "tough" bout with COVID-19.

"I want to thank all the many, many people who were thinking of and praying for me over the last few weeks," Bowden said Wednesday in a statement released by his son, former Clemson coach Tommy Bowden. "I just went through a battle with COVID-19 and God just wasn't ready to take me home yet to be with him."

Bowden 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 stay at a hospital and rehab facility where he was treated for an infection in his leg.

Bowden thanks doctors, fans after 'tough' bout with virus
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