Broncos Head Coach Out 4 to 6 Weeks

For the second season in a row, an NFL team is losing its head coach for a portion of the season.

On Saturday, Denver head coach John Fox was admitted to a Charlotte, North Carolina hospital after he felt light-headed while playing golf that morning. The Broncos are on their bye weekend.

Fox told Jay Glazer of Fox-TV that he will undergo heart valve surgery on Tuesday and will be out at the minimum 4 to 6 weeks.

Last year, Indianapolis lost head coach Chuck Pagano when he was diagnosed with leukemia early in the season. He eventually returned to the sidelines near the end of the regular season and coached the Colts in the playoffs.

The Broncos head coach will have an aortic heart valve replacement. This major surgery and the rehab time for an ordinary person is much longer than a month.

An interim head coach has yet to be named but speculation in Denver has zeroed in on defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio, once head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Obviously, Fox will miss the two Chiefs-Broncos games set for November 17 in Denver and December 1 at Arrowhead Stadium.

One Response to “Broncos Head Coach Out 4 to 6 Weeks”

  • November 3, 2013  - txchief says:

    I wish him a successful surgery and a rapid recovery. Getting your chest cracked is no walk in the park. Although I despise the Donks, John Fox has always seemed to be a great coach and a class act.

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