The target date for coach Chuck Pagano’s return has been the December 30th regular-season finale against the Texans at Lucas Oil Stadium, Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star reports.
Interim coach Bruce Arians said Monday that is “still up in the air. Later this week, hopefully, we’ll be able to know something for sure.”
Pagano, he added, “feels great. Looks good. (Blood) counts were good. We’ve got our fingers crossed.”
If Pagano feels up to returning, he probably would do so Monday when preparations for the final game begin.
“The perfect thing would be (for Pagano to) come in Christmas Eve,” Arians said. “It would be a great Christmas present for all of us.
“That’s what our goal is. Hopefully he can start Monday.”
The Colts’ loss at Houston ended their bid to win the AFC South.
“We reset the parameters of our goals (Monday) morning,” Arians said, “and that is to win (the Chiefs) game.”