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Former Bengals coach Sam Wyche heads home after surgery

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Posted at 11:56 PM, Sep 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-22 23:58:55-04

Former Bengals coach Sam Wyche is recovering ahead of schedule after his life-saving heart transplant -- according to his Facebook page, he left the hospital and began the journey home to Pickens, South Carolina, Thursday afternoon, less than two weeks after the surgery.

"He's been telling us for several days that he was going home this Friday," reads the Facebook post. "I just thought he was having a little post-surgery 'confusion.' I even intimated this to his nurse yesterday (in front of Sam.) As it turns out, I was the one confused!!"

According to the post, Wyche will complete his recovery at home before beginning his new work as an advocate for organ donation through Donate Life.