Fox returning to Broncos for Week 14

John Fox made a surprise visit to practice at Dove Valley on Thursday, and while there, shared some unexpected and wonderful news.

Next Monday - and four weeks after having undergone surgery to replace a defective aortic valve - Fox will reassume his position as head coach.

The Broncos host the Titans in Week 14; it has not yet been determined whether Fox will coach from the sideline or up in the booth.

According to Mike Klis, having Fox coach from the booth would be intended to ensure that he avoids potential collisions on the sideline.

The Broncos have gone 2-1 under the guidance of Jack Del Rio, who will coach the team for Sunday's game at Arrowhead.

Here is the team's statement on Fox's return:

John Fox has been cleared by doctors to return as head coach of the Denver Broncos beginning Monday. We are very pleased that his recovery from a heart procedure on Nov. 4 has progressed so well.

Our organization is confident that his health will allow him to meet his head coaching responsibilities. While no formal restrictions will be placed on his workload upon return, he will continue to be monitored by our medical staff as his well-being remains our No. 1 priority.

We look forward to Coach Fox’s return to the team on Monday.

 Videos: BTV, Jack Del Rio, Adam Gase, and several players discuss Fox's return.

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