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Joe Paterno

I Broke My Hip!

12/11/2011 9:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Joe Paterno fell and fractured his pelvis yesterday -- this according to a source close to his family.

The 84-year-old former Penn State football coach -- who's currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment for lung cancer -- was admitted to a local hospital after taking the tumble at his home, but will not need surgery.

He is expected to make a full recovery. 

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31.

Throwback kid    

Maybe it was the spirit of all the boys who were sodomized under your watch Joe that helped you with that?

984 days ago
32.

Lizard    

I wonder if we would of heard about Joe's issues if he was still the Coach. Hmmm....

984 days ago
33.

tellmeaboutit     

Damn, when it rains, it pours, Joe.

984 days ago
34.

crimsons    

Well good. Won't be long now.

984 days ago
35.

Bubbles The Chimp    

LOL!!!
Retribution setting in.

Cancer, Broken Hip, 84 Years Old.... Rest In Hell, Joe.

984 days ago
36.

GRYFFINDOR!    

Broken hip that doesn't require surgery and lung cancer that's expected to make a full recovery? Yeah, I don't think so.

984 days ago
37.

your own luck    

This is a perfect example of Karma.

984 days ago
38.

LOLOL    

Sweeeeeet!! God is taking the old man out..lolol

984 days ago
39.

squeeky    

Louis...STFU...maybe you are a 'proud Penn-stater'
but so were the other boys who TRUSTED this man,
and that POS Sandusky..maybe you are pissed they
never 'chose' you. And Coach (or x-coach)..why don't
you asks Mrs.Sandusky to care for you?

984 days ago
40.

mar1ey    

@daybreaker. You just proved my point. You accused ME of being a pedophile when you know nothing about me. That is sick and twisted. I am a victim of abuse, and I see things much differently than you. Mike Mcqueary had changed his story again and again. Sandusky IS a pedophile, but we may never know the truth about what Mcqueary really told Joe Paterno. You want to be angry, be angry at a system that let Sandusky go in 1998 when they had a verbal confession and could have thrown him behind bars. Be angry at cops, the DA, child services, who all knew and turned their backs, allowing Sandusky to abuse children for 13 more years. If you want to actually DO something worthwhile, demand they change the laws to protect children.

984 days ago
41.

Wombat    

Well, when you break a hip at that age, it's pretty much the beginning of the end.

984 days ago
42.

Napoleon    

"Bad luck, that's what you got, that's what you got!"

984 days ago
43.

OBAMA CLAUS     

First of all dumbasses, JoePa was slidelined by a player and this recent injury is a result of that. I agree with the poster who suspects a major SPIN FACTOR in this last press release; all to garner sympathy .... redic. A week or so ago , Mrs. JOEPA was refused entry to the Penn State Swimming pool. AW. Too bad. Everyone in Penn. knew about these CRIMES against children and did nothing to stop him. Kinda like the Nazis , no one came to help till it was too late. BS ~

983 days ago
44.

Deven    

My grandfather was hanging a plant on a footstool and broke his femur and fractured his hip. No surgery was required, but he walked poorly with a cane for the rest of his life. Unless you're a doctor, don't open your mouth.

983 days ago
45.

MIDKNIGHT    

Full recovery?! The guy has lung cancer and broke his hip which for anyone his age is a kiss of death. He should be fearing his after-life retribution.

983 days ago
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