Joe Paterno Update

Sources say PSU players and assistant coaches have been told he will be working from the press box when the Nittany Lions face Temple at Beaver Stadium Saturday.

Sources are reporting to FightOnState.com that Penn State coach Joe Paterno will work from the press box when the Nittany Lions face Temple at Beaver Stadium Saturday. They said the PSU players and assistant coaches were informed of the decision late Friday afternoon.

Paterno has been hobbling around on a sore right knee all season. It became that way when he twisted it while taking part in a kicking drill two days before the opener against Coastal Carolina, according to team sources.

The sources say the pain worsened following last week's road game at Syracuse, because the coach was on his feet for so long on the hard floor of the Carrier Dome.

To take pressure off the leg, Paterno skipped practice Monday. Sources say he was at practices Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, but spent most of those sessions in a golf cart, again to keep the pressure off the leg.

We were initially told a decision on whether he would coach from the press box or the field for this weekend's home game with Temple would not be made until Saturday morning.

This is not the same leg that was seriously injured when Paterno absorbed a sideline hit at Wisconsin two years ago.

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