John Fox ready to return to Denver

Updated: November 25, 2013, 9:28 AM ET
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Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY SportsJohn Fox will return to Denver on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with his family and continue his rehab from open-heart surgery.

John Fox will be home in time for Thanksgiving.

Team owner Pat Bowlen will send his private jet to Charlotte, N.C., to fly Fox and his wife, Robin, back to Denver on Wednesday, a person with knowledge of the coach's plans told The Associated Press.

A team source told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that Fox has been cleared to travel but has not been cleared to return to work full time yet. A timetable for Fox's return to work hasn't been determined.

The Denver Post had earlier reported Fox's travel plans.

Fox is recovering from open-heart surgery earlier this month to have his aortic valve replaced. The Broncos are being coached by Jack Del Rio in his absence and are 2-1 with the defensive coordinator serving as interim coach.

Fox has been walking every day and consulting with Del Rio via phone on a daily basis.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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