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Joe Paterno walks away from collision with football player

Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno may be 84 years old, but he's still a pretty tough guy.

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.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Joe Paterno. Credit: Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images

 
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