Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is back to work again at the team’s facilities this morning (Associated Press), which confirms a report from the Indianapolis Star a few days earlier. Pagano was diagnosed with leukemia in September, and his presence will no doubt affect this Colts team emotionally.
The Colts are looking to upset the division rival Houston Texans next week, and a win for the Colts would likely mean that the Texans will not have a playoff bye and will also head into the playoffs on the downswing.
In other news in the AFC South, the Houston Texans received some good news. Star running back Arian Foster left the game against the Minnesota Vikings with an irregular heartbeat. Although he and head coach Gary Kubiak downplayed what happened, it was no doubt a scary moment.
Texans fans can be rest assured that things are going well for Foster, because he tweeted, “I appreciate all the concern and support. I am doing well. Saw a cardiologist today and everything is back to normal.”
Foster will definitely be starting next week against the Colts, and he has the opportunity to bounce back from a rough start against the Vikings against a weak Colts run defense. He’s been putting in a true workman-like season with 1,315 rushing yards on 335 carries for a grand total of 14 rushing touchdowns, and Foster has also chipped in two receiving touchdowns to help the cause.
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