Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano diagnosed with leukemia
Colts owner Jim Irsay says the team's personnel are "optimistic."
"I feel with every fiber in my body, and I know Chuck feels the same way, that he can beat this thing," says Irsay. "He's upbeat and he's ready for the fight. He's tough as nails. He's in great spirits."
The news release from the team says that according to Indiana University Health, most adults with this form of cancer do achieve remission.
Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has been named the interim coach.