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Paterno won’t be on sidelines Saturday

Penn State coach Joe Paterno will not be on the sidelines for Saturday’s home game against Temple.

Doctors operated on Paterno Sunday to repair a fractured shinbone and two torn knee ligaments in the left leg. The 41-year head coaching veteran was walloped along the sideline last Saturday by two players in the second half of Penn State’s loss to Wisconsin.

Team doctor Wayne Sebastianelli would not rule out Paterno being in the press box for Saturday’s game.

Sebastianelli said that the decision on whether to allow Paterno to attend Saturday’s game will be made the morning of the game. He did say that the coach is involved in the planning for the game on daily basis from his hospital room.

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