Joe Paterno Undergoes Hip Replacement Surgery


The New York Times is reporting that Joe Paterno underwent hip replacement surgery today. The doctors hope he will be walking by Monday (ed. Doesn’t that seem too soon?) and coaching by the time the players return from Thanksgiving vacation.

Read more at the New York Times.

PS Mark Viera, who are you? You write every NYT story related to Penn State. We would love to network with you. If you see this, send us an email!


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  1. No, this is not too soon to be out of bed and walking.Physical therapy for Hip replacement surgery patients typically begins the day after surgery. We get patients out of bed and ambulating the next day whenever possible (of course WITH an assistive a walker or crutches). It’s fabulous surgery with typically great results. Coaching after Thanksgiving? Possible, as long as he doesn’t have to be running up and down the field with the team.