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Colts coach Chuck Pagano diagnosed with leukemia

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09:30 AM ET 10.01 | There is some sad news to report this morning from the NFL world. The Indianapolis Colts will be without their head coach for their upcoming game against the Green Bay Packers and likely many more. It is being reported this morning that Chuck Pagano will miss several games with what is being called a "serious" illness. Per ESPN, Pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia. The Colts will hold a press conference this morning to deliver more information on Pagano's situation. During the press conference, the team will introduce Pagano's doctor and provide more specifics on the situation. The Colts head coach underwent blood tests during the team's bye week after feeling unusual fatigue. With Pagano out for at least a few weeks, offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will take over as the team's interim head coach.

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October 1, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Crap... Awful news!

October 1, 2012  09:47 AM ET

Best wishes to coach Pagano!

October 1, 2012  09:49 AM ET

I hope something can be done to help him. News like this always emphasizes that there is a lot more important stuff than just pro sports.

October 1, 2012  09:50 AM ET

Damn that sucks. You can beat it, man. We're pulling for you.

October 1, 2012  10:01 AM ET

Keeping you in our prayers, coach.

(BTW, any word on which kind of leukemia? Some types respond better to different treatments than others [C/R Kareem Abdul-Jabaar]. It might be too early to know, or maybe they just want to keep it private.)

October 1, 2012  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Keeping you in our prayers, coach.

(BTW, any word on which kind of leukemia? Some types respond better to different treatments than others [C/R Kareem Abdul-Jabaar]. It might be too early to know, or maybe they just want to keep it private.)

I just heard (local station) that it is a treatable form... but having just went through my wife's treatable breast cancer "experience" (and - still going through the recovery phase), it's not like they will just give him a pill and send him on his way.

Hope all goes well with him.

October 1, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

I just heard (local station) that it is a treatable form... but having just went through my wife's treatable breast cancer "experience" (and - still going through the recovery phase), it's not like they will just give him a pill and send him on his way. Hope all goes well with him.

Thanks, Otis. I'd heard the "treatable" part, did some digging and saw one report of acute promyelocytic leukemia, which is treatable in a unique kind of way.

It's a disease that hits close to home; I lost my second wife to CML leukemia 10 years ago.

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October 1, 2012  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Crap... Awful news!

Yeah and we're all sayin...........GET WELL COACH!

October 1, 2012  10:42 AM ET

Leukemia treatment has come a long way in recent years. these days the survial rates are very good. All the best for a speedy recovery, coach.

October 1, 2012  10:48 AM ET

Sorry to hear this; best wishes for a speedy recovery.

October 1, 2012  10:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Thanks, Otis. I'd heard the "treatable" part, did some digging and saw one report of acute promyelocytic leukemia, which is treatable in a unique kind of way.

It's a disease that hits close to home; I lost my second wife to CML leukemia 10 years ago.

The good thing about this site... the experiences of others can be beneficial to those of us needing education. The tough thing about this site... the experiences of others teach us that we have a lot to learn.

Sorry about your wife, my friend. It is a reminder that as bad as things can get (like the last 6+ months with my wife), things can be significantly worse in life.

October 1, 2012  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Damn that sucks. You can beat it, man. We're pulling for you.

we are all focused on sports for the excitement, fun, challenges, I'm better or we're better attitude......then life gets in the way........health...you got it, you got NO problems....we're all pulling for you Coach...our prayers are with you and your family....

October 1, 2012  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

The good thing about this site... the experiences of others can be beneficial to those of us needing education. The tough thing about this site... the experiences of others teach us that we have a lot to learn. Sorry about your wife, my friend. It is a reminder that as bad as things can get (like the last 6+ months with my wife), things can be significantly worse in life.

amen...........just got over a scare with my wife...but it turned out beneign....we know how fortunate we were......what an ugly, ugly, diease...got to be a cure, hopefully sooner than later...

October 1, 2012  11:19 AM ET

I'd heard treatable as well. But, as other's have said, it's going to be a tough road ahead. Regardless of what team you root for, we should all be rooting for Pagano.

October 1, 2012  11:32 AM ET

How very sad. My thoughts and prayers go out to Coach Pagano and his family.

October 1, 2012  11:37 AM ET

I know that all true sports fan we will hope and pray for the best Coach Pagano and your family.I hope the healing powers that our dear LORD had gaven to the doctors will help them in your recovery.As a person that is not only a sports fan but a careing and loveing person I will keep you in my prayers.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS HOUR OF NEED.

October 1, 2012  11:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS HOUR OF NEED.

Second that emotion.

October 1, 2012  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

I know that all true sports fan we will hope and pray for the best Coach Pagano and your family.I hope the healing powers that our dear LORD had gaven to the doctors will help them in your recovery.As a person that is not only a sports fan but a careing and loveing person I will keep you in my prayers.GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS HOUR OF NEED.

^^^^^^^^^^THIS ^^^^^^^^^ + 10000.........GET WELL...

 
October 1, 2012  12:17 PM ET

My best wishes to you coach Pagano

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