Chuck Pagano’s Dr. Suggests Colts Coach May Return to Sideline for Season Finale

December 5, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano having completed his final round of chemotherapy, there is a chance the first-year head coach will be on the sidelines again this season. 
The wonderful news comes to us via IndyStar.com's Mike Chappell, who passed along this quote from Dr. Larry Cripe of IU Health Simon Cancer Center:
I'm fully supportive and I have my fingers crossed that he'll be there on the sideline if that's where he wants to be.
The doctor added that over the next couple of weeks, Pagano will have to return to health and recover from the treatment, and that the coach is free to start conditioning to do just that. 
When the doctor was asked if a return was possible as soon as the Dec. 30 season finale, when the Colts host the Houston Texans, Chappell quotes Dr. Cripe as saying: 
Medically, I think it's very possible and I think the coach will make the decision about how he's feeling and whether he's up to the task. Then, ...

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