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Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno Released From Hospital

Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno was released from the hospital Tuesday afternoon,

Jamie Sabau, Getty Images
Jamie Sabau, Getty Images

and will return to the teams practice field Wednesday. The 84-year-old Paterno was released after undergoing test for injuries to his shoulder, hip and pelvis after wide receiver Devon Smith crashed into Joe Pa during Sunday’s practice.

Per ESPN Paterno suffered a hairline fracture in his Pelvis. Penn State confirmed that no surgery was required for Paterno and that “precautionary measures” were complete.

“It’s time for everyone to turn the attention to the team,” Paterno said in a statement. “We have a lot of hard work ahead in order to be as good as we think we can be.”

Paterno will begin his 46th season as Penn State’s coach September 3rd against Indiana State.

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