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Chuck Pagano's Second Round Of Chemotherapy 'Went Very Well,' On To Final Round

The Colts head coach continues to improve following his second round of chemotherapy treatments.

Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano continues to battle back from leukemia, enduring two rounds of chemotherapy treatments since he took a leave of absence from the team in early October. Since that emotional day, on October 1st, when the team announced Pagano would take time off to undergo these treatments, the news has been steady and encouraging. Doctors told the Indianapolis Star nearly three weeks ago that Pagano's cancer was in remission, and the coach has been strong enough to attend a game, a few coaches meetings, and at least one practice.

He also made a helluva great post-game speech to the team following the Dolphins game back in Week 9.

Today, ESPN's Chris Mortensen tells us that Pagano's second round of chemotherapy treatments - described by cancer survivor and current interim head coach for the Colts Bruce Arians as the hardest to endure - went very well.

The Colts and Pagano have targeted December 30th for his return to either the sidelines or the booth. That December 30th game is Week 17 against the Houston Texans.

For anyone that thinks that cancer and chemo have robbed Pagano of his will to coach, Mortensen offers up this tweet:

#CHUCKSTRONG