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Nov 3, 2013 11:30 AM by Associated Press, Posted By: Annie Snead

Broncos' Fox needs surgery, out several weeks

DENVER (AP) - A Broncos spokesman is confirming Denver coach John Fox needs heart surgery and will miss several weeks of the NFL season.

The 58-year-old Fox will undergo aortic valve replacement surgery early next week at a hospital in Charlotte, N.C.

Fox had been told earlier about his heart condition and had met with his surgeon over the weekend during the Broncos' bye. He had been hoping to put off the operation until February.

That changed when the 58-year-old Fox was hospitalized after becoming dizzy while playing golf near his offseason home Saturday.

Fox is in his third season as Broncos coach after a nine-year stint with the Carolina Panthers. He's 107-88 overall, including 6-5 in the playoffs.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

 

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