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Paterno fractured leg bone during sideline collision

Updated: November 6, 2006, 9:52 AM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Joe Paterno isn't going let a broken leg keep him from coaching his team again.

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's son and quarterbacks coach, Jay, said he spoke with his father Sunday and there was "no thought whatsoever of not coming back this year. ...

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