Joe Paterno walks away from collision with football player
The legendary Penn State coach collided with a receiver who was running a route during practice on Sunday -- and walked away.
The school announced the incident Monday, saying Paterno spent the rest of the day undergoing tests on his right arm and hip at a hospital but was able to hold his morning coaches meeting over the phone.
"I expect to be back at practice soon," Paterno said in a statement. "I'm doing fine; tell everyone not to worry about me."
Surgery likely will not be required, Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli, Penn State director of athletic medicine, said in a statement.
The Nittany Lions' football media day was supposed to take place Thursday but has been rescheduled for next Monday.
-- Chuck Schilken
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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