Report: Chuck Pagano expected back on Monday

According to the Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano will likely return to work next Monday (Christmas Eve).

Nothing’s official, and probably won’t be until sometime Monday morning.

But I’m expecting Chuck Pagano to be back in the building early Monday, back to doing what he loves doing. And that would be coaching the Indianapolis Colts.

Pagano has endured three rounds of chemotherapy and remains in remission after being diagnosed with leukemia Sept. 26. He has spent the past three weeks regaining his strength and stamina. He’s probably been fighting his doctors and own urges to return before next week.

But return he will.

I really hope Pagano is ready to return and isn’t rushing back.  I certainly hope he finishes the season strong.