ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — John Fox is returning to work Monday, less than a month after undergoing open-heart surgery, and he plans to coach the Denver Broncos in their game against the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 8.
What hasn’t been determined is whether Fox will coach from the sideline or the booth. Fox Sports first reported his return.
The team issued a statement Thursday saying that “while no formal restrictions will be placed on his workload upon his return, he will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as his well-being remains our No. 1 priority.”
Team owner Pat Bowlen sent his private jet to Charlotte, N.C., on Wednesday to bring Fox and his wife, Robin, back to Denver. Fox had been recuperating at his offseason home after aortic valve replacement surgery Nov. 4.
Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has coached the team in Fox’s absence, going 2-1. Del Rio and the Broncos face Kansas City on Sunday in a matchup of 9-2 teams for the AFC West lead.