Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/1/12
Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia and will be away from the team for several weeks. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been named interim head coach. Pagano said in an email to NFL Networks' Albert Breer that he would be "back real soon." Owner Jim Irsay voiced his support for the first-year head coach via Twitter. "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," Irsay said via Twitter. The Colts plan to hold a press conference later Monday. Pagano turns 52 on Tuesday. He was hired by general manager Ryan Grigson to replace Jim Caldwell. Previously Pagano served as defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens.
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