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John Fox returning to Denver Broncos on Monday

The Denver Broncos are getting their head coach back.

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John Fox told NFL Media's Michelle Beisner on Thursday that he will return to work Monday. Fox said "there's a lot to be thankful for."

FOX's Jay Glazer first reported that Fox plans to coach next week. Glazer added that Fox has not decided if he will coach from the booth or the sideline.

Fox has been away from the team since undergoing heart valve replacement surgery on Nov. 4. Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio has served as Denver's interim coach the past three weeks, with the team going 2-1 during that time.

The Broncos released a statement Thursday on Fox's return.

"John Fox has been cleared by doctors to return as head coach of the Denver Broncos beginning Monday," the statement said. "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."

If all goes according to plan, Fox will be back for the Broncos' Week 14 matchup against the Tennessee Titans.

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