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Billy Cannon expected to be released from hospital today

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LSU great Billy Cannon is expected to be released from a Baton Rouge hospital today. Cannon, the Tigers’ 1959 Heisman Trophy winner, was hospitalized earlier this week after suffering a stroke.

Cannon spent Tuesday night in intensive care and was moved to a private room Wednesday. LSU confirmed Tuesday that, despite the stroke, Cannon was alert and coherent.

“I talked to him on Tuesday and he had a little slurred speech and  a little restricted movement in his left arm,” Cannon’s former teammate Warren Rabb told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “What little movement he lost got back. He looked great. We were laughing and joking about old times.”

Cannon, 75, is currently serving as a dentist for the Louisiana State Penitentiary.

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2 Responses to “Billy Cannon expected to be released from hospital today”
  1. cometkazie says: Feb 21, 2013 3:04 PM

    Good news!

    Take care of yourself, Billy.

  2. alligatorsnapper says: Feb 21, 2013 4:18 PM

    Dittos to what cometkazie posted!

    I hope Dr. Cannon does not try to return to his important work at Angola too soon. I am sure his doctors will keep him on various blood and clot thinners to help prevent against another stroke but with that comes light headedness, and other side-effects, I have heard.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, as your family has requested.

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