The Denver Broncos are off this week, so head coach John Fox went to his offseason home in Charlotte for some R&R, which included playing a round of golf on Saturday. Unfortunately, his round was cut short after he felt dizzy, according to ESPN.
Initial reports said Fox experienced symptoms similar to a heart attack, but those were later proved false. However, it was eventually determined that the 58-year-old will undergo aortic valve replacement surgery early this week at a hospital in the Charlotte area,
'I sincerely appreciate all of the support from friends, Denver Broncos fans and so many around the league today,' Fox said in a statement released by the team Saturday night. 'Although I am disappointed I must take some time away from the team to attend to this pre-existing health condition, I understand that it's the right thing to do. I have great confidence in our coaches and players, who are fully committed to our goals.
'I look forward to returning to coaching as soon as possible.'