Former Louisville basketball coach Denny Crum "sounds much like his old self" and is "on the way to full recovery" after he was airlifted to a hospital in Alaska earlier this week, his wife, Susan Sweeney Crum, posted on Facebook late Friday.

Crum, 80, suffered a brain injury Wednesday and was taken by helicopter to a hospital in Anchorage, near where he was fishing with family and friends.

Susan Sweeney Crum said Crum received a clot-buster and quickly improved. He left the hospital Saturday, she told the Courier-Journal.

Crum, whose Cards teams won national titles in 1980 and 1986, will take a red-eye flight home to Louisville on Saturday night into Sunday morning, said Bellarmine coach Scott Davenport, Crum's friend and former assistant at U of L.

"The good news is, within about 36 hours, it had resolved itself and, if you spoke with (Crum on Friday) or heard any of his interviews, you know he sounds much like his old self!" Crum's wife wrote. "And yes, it was a brain injury and I'm aware some symptom or issue could still come up, but I'm confident were on the way to full recovery!"