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08/09/2011 03:55 EDT | Updated 10/09/2011 05:12 EDT

Paterno released from hospital after practice hit, expected on field Wednesday

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Joe Paterno has been released from the hospital, two days after getting blindsided at Penn State practice by a player and injuring his right shoulder and pelvis.

The school said in a statement the 84-year-old coach was looking forward to returning to practice Wednesday.

Penn State confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that no surgery was required for Paterno, and that "precautionary measures" were complete.

Paterno was hospitalized Sunday evening after the collision with receiver Devon Smith. He walked away and stayed for the rest of the practice before being encouraged to get checked out by doctors.