Allardyce leaves hospital after heart surgery

Published Nov. 28, 2009 6:31 p.m. EST

Blackburn manager Sam Allardyce has been discharged from hospital following heart surgery. The 55-year-old Allardyce underwent an angioplasty, a procedure to correct narrowing to one branch of his coronary arteries, on Friday. Allardyce's assistant, Neil McDonald, said he was recovering at home on Saturday as his side drew 0-0 against Stoke at Ewood Park. It was the third match he missed but he could be back in charge on Wednesday, when Blackburn are at home to Chelsea in the quarterfinals of the League Cup.