Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about his brother Chuck, the Indianapolis Colts' head coach who was diagnosed with a treatable form of Leukemia last week.
The illness became public knowledge on Monday, when it was reported Chuck Pagano would be away from his team for an indefinite period of time.
John Pagano declined comment on Monday, but was grateful for the outpouring of public support in recent days.
''It's been tough for my brother with what he's going through,'' Pagano said Thursday. ''I want to thank everybody for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes extended to our family. It means a lot.
''Chuck is doing good. He's a fighter, and he's going to fight right through this. We text and talk all the time which is good, but it's a challenge for him. That said, he's going to overcome this. There's no doubt about that.''
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