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Penn St.'s Paterno released from hospital, expected to return to work Monday

Updated: November 25, 2008, 6:23 PM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State coach Joe Paterno was released from the hospital on Tuesday, two days after undergoing hip replacement surgery.

The 81-year-old coach had surgery to fix a sore hip that prevented him from pacing the sidelines. He coached the final seven games of the regular season from the press box.

Paterno was released early from Mount Nittany Medical Center, the school said in a statement. The team doctor called the surgery a success.

The surgery took place ...

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