Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos head coach John Fox before the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Broncos’ John Fox feels ‘tremendous’ returning to team


Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is returning to the team and resuming his head coaching duties after an absence following a health scare. Fox had surgery to replace a aortic valve in November.

I feel tremendous,” Fox said, via Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com. “As my surgeon said, I had a valve that was about as big as a pinhead, and now it’s about the size of a 50-cent piece. I feel tremendous, obviously the doctors feel good about me getting back to work. I actually would have preferred to have been back sooner, but there was a pretty hard deadline after the surgery of four weeks, and I honored that.

“I feel as healthy as I’ve ever felt in the last 20 years. I’m going to be smart. If all of a sudden I can’t hold my eyes open, I’m going to go home. But, like I said, the last three weeks I’ve been operating pretty much as I did the first eight weeks of the season. It’s not like I’m moving furniture or doing roofs. I mean, I sit somewhere and watch football.”

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