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bobstar1 wrote:Cos surely the american football game wont be all that strenuous/athletic??
bobstar1 wrote:i cant do this sunday...
could we not play in the morning of the 19th...? Cos surely the american football game wont be all that strenuous/athletic??
dirkdiggler wrote:bobstar1 wrote:Cos surely the american football game wont be all that strenuous/athletic??
OOOhh, you're gonna get punished for saying that.
The 79-year-old Penn State coach broke his left leg and damaged a knee ligament when two players ran into him during the Nittany Lions' loss to Wisconsin, and team officials said Sunday that surgery was being considered...
Paterno fractured the top of his tibia, or shin bone, on Saturday, according to team doctor Wayne Sebastianelli. The injury typically heals on its own with rehabilitation, though doctors and team officials were considering whether surgery would help the leg heal faster, said Guido D'Elia, director of communications for football.
Paterno, who turns 80 next month, was trying to maintain his normal routine while working from home Sunday, reviewing tapes, talking to staff by speakerphone and getting ready for the next game at home against Temple.
The elder Paterno is in his 41st year as Penn State head coach and under contract through the end of 2008. Only Amos Alonzo Stagg coached as long with one school, leading the University of Chicago from 1892 to 1932.
Fans hoped for the best. A bronzed statue of Paterno outside Beaver Stadium had a bandage wrapped around the left leg, and a sign hanging around the neck that read, "Get well soon!! We (love) U JoePa!!" Former players such as O.J. McDuffie, KiJana Carter and Michael Robinson called or sent messages of concern.
Paterno's 360 career wins are second among major college coaches to the 364 of Florida State's Bobby Bowden.
Paterno was knocked to the turf at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wis., when Nittany Lions tight end Andrew Quarless and Wisconsin linebacker DeAndre Levy barreled into him.
Replays showed Levy colliding helmet-first with Paterno's left leg as the linebacker fell while tackling Quarless.
Paterno stood for several minutes along the sideline after getting hit before having to be helped to the bench, where he remained seated most of the third quarter surrounded by trainers and police.
"He's a wily old rascal," Penn State defensive coordinator Tom Bradley, who filled in for Paterno in the second half, said after Saturday's game. "He's not going anywhere unless he has to. He's pretty tough."
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