Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox to Miss At Least a Month

john-foxDenver Broncos head coach John Fox suffered from symptoms of a heart attack, including being light headed, while playing golf in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday. The veteran coach suffers from a pre-existing heart-valve defect that gives him a presupposition to having a heart attack.

Unlike what was reported earlier on Saturday, Fox did not suffer heart attack but was taken to the hospital. He was set to undergo surgery for the defect in the 2014 offseason, a procedure that will now take place during his four-to-six week absence.

While no decisions have been made as it relates to an interim replacement, common sense seems to indicate that current Broncos’ defensive coordinator and former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio will take over in the short term.

Based on the timeline that Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer indicated on Saturday, Fox will miss both of the Broncos’ matchups with the first-place Kansas City Chiefs.

Denver is 7-1 and in second place in the AFC West. Its on a bye this week.