Joe Paterno Released From the Hospital

Penn State coach Joe Paterno, recovering from surgery to repair a broken left leg and torn knee ligaments, was released from Mount Nittany Medical Center Friday night. He will watch the telecast of the Nittany Lions' game against Temple Saturday from his home in State College.

Joe Paterno was injured in the Penn State football team's 13-3 loss at Wisconsin last Saturday, after two players collided with him on the sideline. He had the surgery Sunday and remained hospitalized throughout the week.

This will mark the first game Paterno has missed since 1977 and only the second game he has missed as an assistant or head coach in a career that dates to 1950.

A decision has not been made on whether Paterno, who will not be allowed to bear weight on his leg for six weeks, will be cleared to attend the Nittany Lions' season finale against Michigan State at Beaver Stadium next week.

Stay tuned to for complete coverage of the Penn State-Temple game.


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