NFL Houston Texans: Another Game Lost & Gary Kubiak Collapses. Hospitalized (Details)
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, 52, collapsed as he was walking off the field at halftime of the team’s game with the Indianapolis Colts.
Kubiak was put on a backboard and stretcher and sent to a hospital.
Texans assistant coaches were told that taking Kubiak to a hospital was a precautionary measure and that he did not have a heart attack, NBC reported. He did not lose consciousness and his family was with him at 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.
Wade Phillips took over as head coach. The Texans led 21-3 at halftime but lost 27-24.
“There was a lot of unknown,” Phillips said. “Everything was unknown as to what was going on and what happened to Kub. (Offensive coordinator) Rick Dennison obviously called the plays from the press box. We had to adjust as far as the head coach not being there. But it was a shock to everybody.”
Texans quarterback Case Keenum said players were concerned for their coach’s health.
“We were all very worried,” quarterback Case Keenum said, according to The Associated Press. “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.”
Credit Source: USA Today