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"I expect to be back at practice soon. I'm doing fine; tell everyone not to worry about me," Paterno said in a prepared statement. "I like the effort I have seen from the squad during our first few practices, but we have a long way to go to get ready for the schedule we have."
Practice resumed Monday as scheduled, with the team in full pads for the first time this summer. Football media day, originally scheduled for Thursday, was postponed. Paterno's health has been a frequent issue in recent seasons.
“Paterno suffered a hip injury in preseason practice in 2008 while demonstrating an onside kick and underwent hip-replacement surgery after the regular season. He also suffered a broken leg and a damaged knee ligament in 2006 when a player ran into him during a game at Wisconsin.
I expect to be back at practice soon. I'm doing fine; tell everyone not to worry about me.” -- Penn State coach Joe Paterno
The legendary coach said last month at Big Ten media days that his health is strong and he has been exercising regularly throughout the offseason. He's entering his 46th season as Penn State's coach this fall.Quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno said the latest health issue for JoePa won't push his father into retirement. "This is nothing more than a small blip on the radar," Jay Paterno said. Adam Rittenberg covers Big Ten football for ESPN.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information from ESPN's Joe Schad and Chris Fowler, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.