Oct 20, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. The Colts defeated the Broncos 39-33. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ John Fox hopes to return this season

Denver Broncos’ head coach John Fox had open heart surgery just last week, yet he’s already focused on football and an attempt to return to the sideline.

Fox, who was coaching what very well may be the best in football, is having his void filled by interim head coach Jack Del Rio, who was the team’s defensive coordinator.

Fox hopes to return before the season ends.

“My goal and dream is obviously to be there before the conclusion of this season,” Fox said on a conference call Tuesday afternoon with members of the media in Denver, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com

Fox’s Broncos have to huge tests in the next two weeks. They’ll take on the 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs and the 7-2 New England Patriots.

Despite coaching in big games like that, Fox doesn’t believe that is the reason for his health problems.

“Sure, there’s some pressure and stress involved in coaching, but I think a lot of people out there, in Denver, in the country, really around the globe that have pressure-packed jobs,” Fox said. “I think our military comes to mind as one of those I don’t think coaching compares to. It wasn’t the pressure of coaching or that kind of thing.”

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