Penn State football Coach Joe Paterno was released Tuesday from Mount Nittany Medical Center, a couple days after a player accidentally blindsided him at practice, several news outlets reported.
WJAC TV reported that Paterno’s injuries did not necessitate surgery.
The school said in a statement the 84-year-old coach was looking forward to returning to practice Wednesday.
“It’s time for everyone to turn the attention to the team,” Paterno said in the brief statement. “We have a lot of hard work ahead in order to be as good as we think we can be.”