In typical iron man Paterno fashion, though, he refused to seek treatment until practice was over.
Paterno was hit by junior Nittany Lions wide receiver Devon Smith, who crashed into his head coach while Paterno took notes with his head down. Paterno walked off the field after practice, but team physicians insisted his injuries be examined. The full story from ESPN's Chris Fowler:
Penn State Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli told ESPN he didn't expect the injuries to require surgery.
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