ENGLEWOOD, Colo.- Denver Broncos Executive Vice President John Elway says coach John Fox has undergone heart surgery in North Carolina.
Fox underwent aortic valve replacement surgery while defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was running practice after being named interim head coach.
Elway said he knew Fox needed a heart operation, which was scheduled for after the season.
The team released the following statement on Fox this afternoon along with one from his wife.
STATEMENT FROM THE DENVER BRONCOS
"Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox underwent successful aortic valve replacement surgery this morning at Carolinas HealthCare System's Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute in Charlotte.
"He is currently in the hospital's post-operative critical care unit, where his recovery is being monitored by doctors."
STATEMENT FROM ROBIN FOX
"Our family greatly appreciates the overwhelming support and well-wishes we've received for John. Along with his medical team, we will take great care of him so he can fully recover and get back to coaching the Broncos as soon as possible."
Associated Press/Denver Broncos