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Broncos announce John Fox is recovering from surgery

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox reacts to his team's play against the Cincinnati Bengals during the second half of play in their NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati Reuters

Broncos coach John Fox had surgery today to repair a heart valve defect and is now recovering, the team has announced.

Front office boss John Elway and interim head coach Jack Del Rio spoke with reporters in Denver, where they said they expect business as usual while Fox is away in the coming weeks. Elway said the early indications are that surgery was a success and Fox will be OK.

“Our main concern is the well-being of John Fox and getting him healthy,” Elway said. “Everything has been positive up to this point in time.”

Del Rio said he will continue performing his normal duties as defensive coordinator in addition to serving as the head coach. Del Rio stressed that the “interim” part of his title is the most important part, because he’s eager to be working for Fox again, adding, “This is Coach Fox’s team.”

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13 Responses to “Broncos announce John Fox is recovering from surgery”
  1. ilovefootball25 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:02 PM

    Great news!! Get well soon Coach Fox!!

  2. edithpiaf51 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:02 PM

    Get well soon, Mr John Fox. Prayers to you

  3. Deb says: Nov 4, 2013 3:11 PM

    All the best to Coach Fox as he recovers from surgery and to the Broncos while their HC is out of commission. They’ve been having a great season, and it would be a shame to see them lose any momentum due to Fox’s absence. Get well soon, Coach!

  4. ringleader123 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:16 PM

    Chiefs fan wishing Coach Fox a quick and speedy recovery!

  5. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Nov 4, 2013 3:16 PM

    Thoughts and prayers for Coach Fox and his family. Get well soon!

  6. tacowrecker says: Nov 4, 2013 3:17 PM

    Good news, for sure

  7. DonRSD says: Nov 4, 2013 3:31 PM

    Giants fan here, but lets call a spade a spade…..

    Del Rio will run this team into the ground.

    Get well soon Coach Fox. Giants miss you.

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  8. catfish252 says: Nov 4, 2013 3:55 PM

    Another Giants fan here — glad to hear things look good for you, hurry back

  9. jdphx says: Nov 4, 2013 4:04 PM

    Best wishes from a Raiders fan…
    Get well soon Coach.

  10. broncsfan72 says: Nov 4, 2013 4:15 PM

    In our prayers coach Fox. Here’s to a speedy recovery.

  11. repmochief50 says: Nov 4, 2013 5:52 PM

    Speedy recovery Coach. We may be rivals on the field but the AFC West can’t afford to lose a great coach like you……

  12. jredshoes says: Nov 4, 2013 6:11 PM

    Get well soon coach. Had it done to me and you’ll feel like you got your butt kicked at first but in time you’ll be better than before. I’m a Chiefs fan and hate all things Bronco but when it come to health issues the NFL family should look out for each other.

  13. firerogergoodellnow says: Nov 4, 2013 7:25 PM

    Keep chopping wood!

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