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Broncos confirm Fox will have surgery Tuesday


The Broncos have confirmed that coach John Fox will undergo surgery Tuesday to replace an aortic heart valve.  The team says Fox will not be coaching “for at least the next several weeks.”

“Our focus at this time is Coach Fox’s health and well-being,” the team said in a statement.  “We extend our thoughts and well-wishes to him for a full and speedy recovery.”

The Broncos also confirmed that Fox was planning to address the situation after the 2013 season ended.  He visited Charlotte during the bye week to meet with his surgeon, who told Fox that he should seek immediate medical attention if he felt any discomfort.

On Saturday he did, becoming light headed while golfing.

“I sincerely appreciate all of the support from friends, Denver Broncos fans, and so many around the league today,” Fox said in a statement.  “Although I am disappointed I must take some time away from the team to attend to this pre-existing health condition, I understand that it’s the right thing to do.  I have great confidence in our coaches and players, who are fully committed to our goals.  I look forward to returning to coaching as soon as possible.”

No interim coach has been named, and the team said the identity of the interim coach will announced as soon as the decision is made.

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7 Responses to “Broncos confirm Fox will have surgery Tuesday”
  1. jiggy3198 says: Nov 3, 2013 8:33 AM

    Good luck.

  2. TheDPR says: Nov 3, 2013 8:51 AM

    Interim coach: Peyton Manning

  3. aschwartz2011 says: Nov 3, 2013 9:00 AM

    The interim coach is Peyton Manning

  4. 1pwrightt says: Nov 3, 2013 10:01 AM

    1st and foremost is coach’s health. Wishing him a speedy and healthy recovery.

  5. immafubared says: Nov 3, 2013 10:48 AM

    Best of luck, get well soon. Don’t race back, your health and family are more important right now than football.

  6. cometkazie says: Nov 3, 2013 2:02 PM

    Speedy recovery, coach.

    I hope you are back on the sidelines PDQ.

  7. nyjetsfan08 says: Nov 3, 2013 11:50 PM

    Hope are you not back for the playoffs, so Peyton can actually go for it, instead of taking a knee to head to OT, with plenty of time left.

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