Pagano-Colts Reunion Will Ooze Emotion

Kennth L. Hawkins Jr./Indianapolis Star

Normalcy ended for the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 26, the day Chuck Pagano suddenly was taken from them for treatment of leukemia.

Normalcy is expected to return Monday, probably at a full-squad morning meeting, when the Colts’ head coach addresses the team and returns to his job.

“Medically, he’s 99 percent recovered,” said Dr. Larry Cripe, Pagano’s physician at IU Health Simon Cancer Center. “I have placed him on no restrictions.”

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