Monday, October 1, 2012

Colts Pagano Diagnosed With Leukemia

((HT: SiriusXM))

The Indianapolis Colts had a press conference earlier this morning to disclose that head coach Chuck Pagano is fighting leukemia and will be away from coaching for the forseeable future...

Offensive Coordinator Bruce Arians has been named the interim head coach and was the one speaking for Pagano at the presser. He is a cancer survivor himself.

"These first few days are really hard on you," Arians said. "Today's about Chuck."

Pagano was evaluated for bruising, which eventually uncovered the leukemia.

"He wants to deal with this challenge in a very forthright fashion," said Dr. Larry Cripe, Pagano's doctor.

Pagano has acute promyelocytic leukemia, which is a cancer of the bone marrow.

Here's Pagano with Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo catching up with the coach on Radio Row discussing how he got the Colts gig...

Cripe gave the word "favorable" when discussing remission...

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