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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 complaining of lightheadedness during a golf outing.

The Broncos said Fox was transported to an area hospital in Charlotte from the golf course via an ambulance but did not release details about his condition, which is not believed to be serious.

An initial report from ESPN cited sources saying Fox was experiencing symptoms associated with a heart attack, which was later denied by the Broncos' media relations director.

"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."

Fox was in North Carolina with the Broncos currently on their bye week. The 58-year-old 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 2010 season.

He was hired by the Broncos in January 2011 and guided Denver to a 13-3 record and the top seed in the AFC playoffs during his second season 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 21:13:19 ET

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