Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has been diagnosed with a treatable form of leukemia, according to several reports. The Colts haven't officially said anything and they won't until a Monday morning press conference but Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted out prayers to Pagano and his family.
Colts n all NFL Fans..keep Coach Chuck n his family in your prayers..He is fighting with courageous energy n faith and WILL win this battle!— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) October 1, 2012
Chuck Pagano text from his hospital bed: "Will be back soon" Please keep him in your prayers.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 1, 2012
The news is stunning to so many in and around not only the Colts organization but the NFL world. It's not the news you expect to hear on an NFL team on Monday morning.
According to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com, Colts players have been told of the situation.
I'm told some players fought back tears when they heard the news. Pagano apparently incredibly well liked by locker room.— mike freeman (@realfreemancbs) October 1, 2012
The Colts are on a bye and did not play on Sunday.