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Texans coach Kubiak collapses, taken to hospital

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

From the Houston Texans:

Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak is in the company of his family and under the care of physicians and staff at a local hospital.

“Our primary concern is of course with Gary’s health and well-being,” Texans Executive VP of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith said. “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.”

Kubiak experienced dizziness and a light-headed feeling, causing him to stop and kneel down as he was on his way off the sidelines for halftime. The Houston Texans sports medicine staff and team doctors attended to Kubiak immediately before he was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

Accompanied by team personnel and family, Kubiak went through a battery of tests at the hospital. Kubiak was admitted overnight and will remain with medical personnel for at least the next 24 hours.
On behalf of the Kubiak Family and the Houston Texans, we appreciate the concern of fans, media and the National Football League. We are asking fans and media to respect the privacy of the Kubiak Family. We will release further details as they are made available.

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HOUSTON (AP) - Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime of the Texans' game Sunday night against Indianapolis and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

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.

The Texans didn't say what was wrong with Kubiak, but did say he didn't have a heart attack. The team said the 52-year-old coach was conscious and was with his family as he was taken to the hospital.

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over as coach in the second half.


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