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Broncos head coach Fox hospitalized

Englewood, CO ( - Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was taken to a North Carolina hospital Saturday after reportedly experiencing symptoms associated with a heart attack.

ESPN reported that Fox began to have chest pains while on a golf course in Charlotte and was transported to the medical center via an ambulance.

The Broncos confirmed that Fox, 58, was hospitalized but did not release details about his condition, which is not believed to be life-threatening.

"Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was taken to a Charlotte-area hospital after feeling light-headed while playing golf on Saturday," the Broncos 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 the doctors who are treating him. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available."

The Broncos are currently on their bye week.

Fox spent nine seasons as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers before not having his contract renewed by the team following the conclusion of the 2011 season. He was hired by the Broncos the following January and guided Denver to a 13-3 record and the top seed in the AFC playoffs during his first year at the helm.

Denver has gotten off to a 7-1 start in 2013 and currently sits a game back of undefeated Kansas City in the AFC West standings.

11/02 17:06:42 ET

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