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Paterno has surgery

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had successful hip replacement surgery today at Mount Nittany Medical Center, according to a team press release. Here it is in its entirety:

Paterno has surgery

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno had successful hip replacement surgery today at Mount Nittany Medical Center, according to a team press release. Here it is in its entirety:

"Successful hip replacement surgery was performed today on Penn State Coach Joe Paterno at the Mount Nittany Medical Center.  Dr. Wayne Sebastianelli reports that all objectives were accomplished and that Paterno is resting comfortably and anxious to get home.
 
Paterno is expected to be on his feet Monday and able to resume a coaching regimen next Monday, Dec. 1, when the players return to school following the Thanksgiving break.
 
Dr. Sebastianelli, who led the surgery team, is Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Director of Athletic Medicine."

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 20 years, covering college sports, golf and the Penn Relays.

Joining Joe this season will be John Stuetz, an intern for The Inquirer and senior at Penn State majoring in print journalism and marketing. This is John's third season covering the Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A native of Glenside, Montgomery County, John graduated from Cheltenham High School.

For Joe, this will be his fifth season on the paper's Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976 to 1984.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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