John Fox will return to his job as Broncos head coach Monday, the team confirmed.

Fox has been sidelined since it was discovered four weeks ago that he would need heart valve replacement surgery.

Defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio is 2-1 as the Broncos' interim coach. He will continue to coach the team Sunday afternoon at Kansas City.

Said the Broncos in a statement:

"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."

Fox will coach the team Dec. 8 against Tennessee at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, although it has not yet been determined whether he will be positioned in the coaches box or the sideline.

The concern with the sideline is not any added stress but the potential of players flying into where the coach was standing.