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Charlotte, NC -

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is recovering from heart surgery today.

Broncos spokesman, Patrick Smyth, confirmed Fox was undergoing an aortic valve replacement surgery at a Charlotte hospital.

The former Panther’s head coach was admitted to the hospital Saturday after feeling dizzy while golfing in Charlotte. Fox was aware he had a heart condition, but was hoping to take care of it after the NFL season had ended, but testing on Saturday confirmed Fox couldn’t wait to have surgery.

On Monday, the team named Defensive Coordinator Jack Del Rio as interim coach.

Initially it was thought Fox suffered a heart attack, but Smyth confirmed from Twitter on Saturday night, that the coach did not have a heart attack and was “in good spirits.”

Fox will remain in Charlotte for two weeks after his surgery, but will miss four to six weeks of games.

Fox said in a statement, "I sincerely appreciate all of the support from friends, Denver Broncos fans and so many around the league today,” he said. “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."


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