Eighty-four year old Joe Paterno has suffered injuries to his right arm and hip due to a collision with a player during Sunday’s practice.
According to the official Penn State website, Paterno walked away after the collision and not expected to require surgery. Reportedly, 5'7 157 wide receiver Devon Smith collided with Paterno as the head coach was taking notes.
ESPN’s Joe Schad is reporting there is a hairline fracture.
Paterno said today, “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."
Tough break for the Hall of Fame coach, who one broke his leg during a 2006 game against Wisconsin.