NFL Players Shave Heads For Coach Battling Cancer

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano’s leukemia is in remission, and his team made a grand gesture in support of his fight back.

The Indianapolis Colts continue to be one of the best stories of the 2012 NFL season, and finally, there’s some good news surfacing about leukemia-stricken coach Chuck Pagano, who has been forced to step away from his day-to-day duties as he undergoes medical treatment.

Pagano has endured one round of chemotherapy and, according to USA Today, Pagano’s oncologist, Larry Cripe has announced his leukemia is in remission. Although it’s not a clean bill of health, it’s a good sign for Pagano, who delivered a heartwarming locker room speech last week after his Colts improved to 5-3. The Colts are 100% percent behind their head coach (they’ve adopted the motto “Chuckstrong”), and shaved their heads in support before Thursday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. If you’re still looking for a team to root for this NFL season, there’s no better option than the Indianapolis Colts.

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