Broncos Coach taken to hospital after "feeling light-headed"
3:44 PM, Nov 2, 2013
4:49 PM, Nov 2, 2013
Broncos Head Coach John Fox has been hospitalized after "feeling light-headed." Initial reports indicted he had symptoms of a heart attack. He is currently at a hospital in North Carolina undergoing further testing.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital from a golf course when he complained of chest pains, according to Denver station KMGH.
Patrick Smyth, a spokesperson for the team took to Twitter and tweeted, "Talked to Coach Fox a few minutes ago. Did not have a heart attack. Is in good spirits and undergoing additional testing at hospital."
The team released this statement Saturday afternoon stating:
"Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital after feeling light-headed while playing golf on Saturday.
"He is being held at the hospital for testing and further observation. Our medical staff is currently in contact with Coach Fox, his family and the doctors who are treating him.
"Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."
The team is on a bye this week. Fox was spending time at his home in Charlotte, North Carolina, according to KMGH.
According to the
Denver Broncos website, this is Fox's third season with the team. Fox joined the team after spending the previous nine seasons as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers.
He has appeared in two Super Bowls and three conference championship games as a head coach or defensive coordinator, according to the site.
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to play the Broncos in Denver Sunday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Stay with 41 Action News and KSHB.com for updates on Fox's condition.