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.”