Denver Broncos Coach John Fox hospitalized


Denver Broncos Coach John Fox became light-headed while golfing on the team’s bye week. (Jack Dempsey / AP)

Denver Broncos Coach John Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital this afternoon after becoming “light-headed while playing golf,” the team said.

With Broncos on a bye this week, Fox was golfing at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., when he became ill, with Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen reporting that he’d suffered chest pains. Fox went to a home on the course and left from there, Schefter reports. The Broncos denied an initial report that the 58-year-old coach had suffered a heart attack.

“Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital after feeling light-headed while playing golf on Saturday,” the team said in a statement. “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 doctors who are treating him. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.”

Patrick Smyth, the team’s executive director of media relations tweeted:

Fox’s Broncos team is 7-1 at its bye after beating Washington last week in Denver.

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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