Broncos’ Fangio coaches, despite kidney stone

Field Level Media

August 02, 2019 at 1:06 am.

The Denver Broncos’ Vic Fangio made his head coaching debut in Thursday night’s Hall of Fame Game while dealing with a kidney stone.

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 the Atlanta Falcons.

He was on the sideline, reportedly despite failing to pass the kidney stone.

Fangio, 60, 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.