(From the hospital.)
Two days post total hip arthroplasty surgery, Nittany Lion head coach Joe Paterno was released from Mount Nittany Medical center. In doing so, he beat this Turkey’s record by three full days.
(Well, the last day in the hospital was a gratuitous one, inasmuch as there was no bed available in the unnecessary rehab facility I thought I would need.)
Clearly, Joe is in extraordinary shape for a man going on 82, and those of you who were doomsaying can shut up now. That stubborn old coot will rehab well. I bet he progresses even better than his docs expect.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see Joe on the sideline for at least part of the Rose Bowl.
I am very happy for Coach Paterno, knowing that his pain is gone and he’s on the mend.