Arians on Pagano visit: 'Great medicine'

October, 29, 2012
10/29/12
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What a wonderful development that on the day following their first round win of the year and a game that got them over .500, the Colts coaching staff had a special visitor in their Monday staff meeting: Chuck Pagano.

The Colts coach is battling leukemia and has been in constant contact with interim coach Bruce Arians. Sunday after the Colts beat the Titans 19-13 in overtime in Nashville, Pagano texted general manager Ryan Grigson that the team has the heart of a lion.

A day later he was able to talk to his assistants in person, at team headquarters.

“He had a great visit with his doctors and his counts were way up, he was feeling good, so he stopped in and was able to sit in the office with his staff and listen to everybody’s comments about the game.” Arians told Indianapolis media. “I think it was great medicine for him.

“So, he’s doing extremely well and with his white count going up now that he’s ready for a second round of chemo next week now that that count has gone up. They’ll hit him pretty good next week and hopefully he’ll be able to be around a little bit more."

Paul Kuharsky | email

ESPN Tennessee Titans reporter

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