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JOE PATERNO HAS BEEN INJURED IN A COLLISION DURING PRACTICE
Wed, 10 Aug 2011 05:10 PM EDT

The coach for Penn State Joe Paterno has suffered injuries especially to his right shoulder and his hip after a receiver had accidently run into him during the team’s practice on Sunday. Paterno had been “blindsided” by the player running a drill but he later “walked away after the collision,” according to a statement which was released on Monday according to the team. According to his doctors Paterno had sustained a hairline fracture to his pelvis. But his doctors say that the 84 year old coach will not require surgery, his doctor Dr. Wyane Sebastianelli the director of Penn State’s athletic medicine said that he should be back in action soon and would likely be released on Tuesday. Basketball spreads

Paterno was busy taking notes when the receiver Deveon Smith who is 5 foot 7 and 157 pounds a junior had run into the coach. Paterno was seen walking off the field at the end of the practice day but was concerned by the physicians how had wanted to examine the extent of his damage. Paterno conducted a coaches meeting later on Monday morning via loud speaker phone from the Mount Nittany Medical Center where he was seen undergoing tests. Basketball odds

In a prepared statement Paterno said “I expect to be back at practice soon. I’m doing fine; tell everyone not to worry about me,” “I like the effort I have seen from the squad during our first few practices, but we have a long way to go to get ready for the schedule we have.”

Practice had resumed on Monday as it was scheduled by the team in full pads for the first time in this summer. According to the football media day which was originally scheduled for Thursday which was later postponed. Paterno’s health has been a frequent issue in the recent seasons. He has suffer a hip injury in a preseason practice game back in 2008 while he was trying to demonstrate an onside kick and underwent hip replacement surgery after the regular season ended. He also suffered a broken leg and also a damaged knee ligament in 2006 when it was again a player who ran into him during the game at Wisconsin. Football betting lines

The coach has said that his health is strong and has been working out regularly through the offseason.


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