Legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno's health has reportedly in decline since he was fired by Penn State's Board of Trustees in November for his part in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal. A previous report included the revelation, from son Scott, that Paterno has lung cancer, while a new Associated Press report this Sunday indicates that Paterno fell at home and fractured his pelvis on Saturday, and was admitted to a local hospital on Sunday.
Paterno will reportedly not need surgery, but has been advised to remain in the hospital while recovering from the fractured pelvis to facilitate his cancer treatment. Paterno previously sustained a pelvis injury while coaching Penn State during preseason practice in August, and that injury followed a hip injury in 2008 that came while Paterno was demonstrating an onside kick.
Paterno will turn 85 in 10 days, and is not employed as a Penn State coach for the first time since 1950.