Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has had more than his share of health problems since being dismissed in November in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. First, it emerged that he has a treatable type of lung cancer; then, he had to go to the hospital after breaking his hip.
Now, the lung cancer treatments have landed him in the hospital yet again. He’s been admitted after his treatments caused “minor complications.”
His family said in a statement released to The Associated Press that the 85-year-old Paterno continues to undergo a “regimen of treatments” after being diagnosed two months ago with what they call a treatable form of lung cancer …
The family said Paterno had “total confidence” in his doctors and was determined to make a full recovery.
The sheer number of Paterno’s ailments in recent months has perhaps been somewhat alarming, but assuming the lung cancer really is treatable, they don’t seem to amount to much more than an 85-year-old being an 85-year-old. Still, we’ll be keeping track of any breaking news as it develops.