Report: Joe Paterno Released From Hospital, Condition Improving


Joe Paterno's health was reported to be in "rapid decline" recently. But the former Penn State head coach has reportedly been released from the hospital and has shown improvement.

Paterno was released from the hospital on Sunday, according to's Joe Schad. JoePa is reportedly resting at home, but also continuing rehab for a pelvis injury he suffered in a fall and treatment for lung cancer.

Paterno's tumor was showing substantial reduction following radiation and chemotherapy, though, according to The Associated Press.

The longtime Penn State coach turns 85 on Wednesday. He was admitted to the hospital last week for the fall, and he was reportedly kept in the hospital so that doctors could administer cancer treatments while he recovered from the fracture.

Penn State fullback Michael Zordich said that a few players have visited Paterno in recent weeks.

"He's a strong person, a fighter, a leader," Zordich said. "He's been going through a lot right now … We're giving him space, and we'll go see him when can. Hopefully we can get there soon." reports that, according to a source, Paterno is determined, and "has his good days and bad."

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