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Fox To Have Heart Surgery PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Sunday, 03 November 2013 08:39

Patrick Smyth, the Director of Media Relations for the Denver Broncos, says Broncos head coach John Fox will have heart value surgery and could be out for two months. According to Smyth and multiple reports, the surgery is for a condition Fox was all ready aware of.

Smyth released a statement on Saturday afternoon that Fox did not suffer a heart attack. He was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital  after he became light-headed while playing golf.

Fox was kept in the hospital for testing and observation. It was reported earlier Saturday that Fox had reportedly been taken to a Charlotte-area hospital with symptoms of a heart attack. There are reports that Fox was golfing in Charlotte this weekend while the Broncos are on their bye week. Fox was taken by ambulance from the golf course to the hospital.

The 58-year-old Fox has been a football coach for his entire adult life and an NFL head coach for the last 12 years. Fox does not have a history of significant health problems.

Fox was the head coach of the Carolina Panthers from 2002-10 before he was fired. He led the Panthers to Super Bowl XXXVIII, where they lost to the New England Patriots in 2003.

Fox has the 7-1 Broncos, who have a bye week this week, off to a 7-1 start. They're currently one game behind the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC West.  The Broncos play at San Diego on November 10.


Photo Courtesy: John Fox, PHOTO SUBMITTED

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