December 11th, 2011
04:10 PM ET

Source: Former Penn State coach Paterno in hospital after fracturing pelvis

Joe Paterno was admitted to a hospital Sunday morning after fracturing his pelvis when he slipped and fell at his home the previous night, a source close to the Paterno family said.

The injury will not require surgery, the source said. But since the former Penn State football coach is being treated with chemotherapy as he battles lung cancer, doctors have decided to keep him in the hospital.

Paterno lost his job as the Nittany Lions coach, a position he'd held for 46 years, amid criticism that he hadn't done more when a sexual assault allegation surfaced regarding his long-time defense coordinator, Jerry Sandusky.

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  1. Helpful Hardware Man

    I'd let him borrow my nail gun but I don't have a nail gun.

    December 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. s kel

    yeah he both fell and he failed.

    December 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Concerned

    Must have slipped on Sandusky's lube.

    December 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply


    December 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Portland tony

    Old men don't bounce very well. Still I wish him a rapid recovery from lung cancer and sore butt.

    December 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Bugs Ears

    It still baffles me how SICK and sadistic people can get. How far does a human have to go to get people to speak with one voice to say ENOUGH!!!

    December 11, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Joe Paterno

    I've fallen and I can't get up.

    December 12, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply

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