John Fox to undergo heart surgery, according to report

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The former Carolina Panthers head coach will miss several weeks of coaching.

John Fox will undergo heart surgery on his aortic valve, which will force him to miss 4-6 weeks. The now Denver Broncos head coach spent nine seasons in Carolina, before leaving following the 2010 season.

Initial reports indicated that Fox suffered a heart attack, but this was later reported to be untrue. He was admitted to hospital with chest pains on Saturday, and it's believed he'll make a full recovery following the season. It's good to know Foxy will be okay, and obviously CSR's thoughts are with him.

It's unclear who will take over as interim head coach, but it's fairly safe to say that Jack Del Rio will take the reigns. The former Jacksonville Jaguars coach and another blast from Panthers past is the most capable person in the Broncos' coaching staff that has head coaching experience, and he'll be leaned on to get the one-loss Broncos through November.

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