Texans Coach Gary Kubiak Suffers Mini-Stroke at Halftime

Tuesday, 05 Nov 2013 01:09 PM

 

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Houston Texans football coach Gary Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack — commonly known as a mini-stroke — at halftime Sunday against the Colts, according to a report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport.

The Texans have since announced Kubiak is "alert, coherent and in good spirits" at a local hospital. The team also announced he will stay in the hospital at least one more night.
Now the reeling Texans, losers of six straight, are left to worry about their coach and wonder when he'll return to the team.

“Our primary concern is of course with Gary’s health and well-being. There have been so many people throughout the city and across the country that have reached out to express their love and support and we are thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Gary is alert, coherent and in good spirits. He is continuing to be evaluated and monitored," said Texans Executive VP of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith in a statement.

"There was a lot of unknown," said defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who coached the team after halftime. "Everything was unknown as to what was going on and what happened to Kube."

Kubiak hunched over and dropped to his knees at the 24-yard line and was immediately surrounded by medical personnel. He was lifted off the field on a stretcher and taken by cart to the ambulance.
 
"We were all very worried," quarterback Case Keenum said. "When we went back out they told us he was . . . stable. We were all upset about that but trying to stay focused at the same time."

The Texans said he didn't have a heart attack. The team said the 52-year-old coach, a former NFL quarterback who calls the team's plays, was conscious and was with his family as he was taken to the hospital.

"He had an episode; he was light-headed and dizzy," Houston general manager Rick Smith said in an interview on NBC. "He was evaluated by a number of specialists . . . he is awake and coherent.

We have to assess . . . obviously, there's a lot of info. Hopefully, Gary will be back with us tomorrow."

Up 21-3 when Kubiak collapsed, the Texans struggled after halftime for their sixth straight loss after opening the season 2-0 with Super Bowl hopes.

Veteran safety Ed Reed didn't want to blame the loss what happened to Kubiak.
 

"I thought we dealt with it well," Reed said. "We've just got to finish."

Kubiak's collapse came a day after Denver Broncos coach John Fox was hospitalized in North Carolina as he awaits aortic valve replacement surgery. The 58-year-old Fox will have surgery in a few days and will miss several weeks while recuperating.

Kubiak has long been known as a top offensive coach, mentoring quarterbacks in Denver under Mike Shanahan and now Matt Schaub — and Case Keenum — in Houston. Kubiak has had no publicly known health problems.

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