John Fox will return to work on Monday as the head coach of the Denver Broncos, four weeks after he underwent heart surgery, the team announced Thursday.
FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer says Fox will return to work on Monday and coach in the team’s Week 14 game against the Tennessee Titans, though he’s unsure if that will be in the booth or on the sidelines.
“John Fox has been cleared by doctors to return as head coach of the Denver Broncos beginning Monday. We are very pleased that his recovery from a heart procedure on Nov. 4 has progressed so well,” the team said in a statement.
“Our organization is confident that his health will allow him to meet his head coaching responsibilities. While no formal restrictions will be placed on his workload upon return, he will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as his well-being remains our No. 1 priority.
“We look forward to Coach Fox’s return to the team on Monday.”
Fox was taken to the hospital on Nov. 2 after experiencing health problems on the golf course. After undergoing tests, it was determined that he would need to have the heart valve surgery. Fox actually had plans to undergo the surgery in the offseason, but he bumped them up after experiencing the issues.
The initial timetable for Fox’s absence was 4-6 weeks, so if he returns to work on Monday, he would be at the very early end of that projection.