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Penn State says Paterno will not coach on Saturday

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Heeding his doctor’s advice, injured Penn State coach Joe Paterno will not be in the stadium Saturday when the Nittany Lions play Temple.

Paterno had surgery Sunday to repair a fractured shinbone and two torn knee ligaments in his left leg after the veteran coach was walloped along the sideline last Saturday by two players in the second half of Penn State’s loss to Wisconsin.

Paterno will miss his first game since 1977.

“He just realized he’s got to be proactive in this condition,” said a team spokesman, Guido D’Elia.

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