Broncos coach Fangio dealing with kidney stone

Field Level Media

August 01, 2019 at 9:27 pm.

Broncos coach Vic Fangio is dealing with a kidney stone, making for a potentially painful Denver debut in Thursday night’s Hall of Fame Game.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported Thursday afternoon that Fangio had spent “a good part of the day” in a Cleveland hospital but still hadn’t passed the stone.

Broncos spokesman Patrick Smyth confirmed the 60-year-old coach’s condition on Twitter, but said Fangio was still planning to coach against Atlanta.

The Broncos and Falcons were scheduled to kick off the NFL preseason in Canton, Ohio, at 8 p.m. ET.

Fangio is a 40-year coaching veteran with 32 seasons of NFL experience, but this is his first season as a head coach.

The Broncos hired him in January after he spent the previous four seasons as the Chicago Bears’ defensive coordinator.