Posted November 04, 2013

Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapses as he leaves the field at halftime

AFC West, Houston Texans
Gary Kubiak was taken to a Houston hospital after collapsing on the field.

Gary Kubiak was taken to a Houston hospital after collapsing on the field. (Andrew Richardson/Icon SMI)

As he was leaving the field at the half in Houston’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field. He doubled over at the 24-yard line on the way to the Texans’ locker room in what appeared to be considerable pain, grabbing his leg. Stadium staff brought a stretcher out for Kubiak, who was seen sitting up shortly after the incident. Initial reports indicated that the coach was lucid and talking with medical personnel. He was taken off the field on the stretcher shortly after. He was taken by ambulance to a Houston hospital. The Texans’ PR staff said that Kubiak never lost consciousness, and the team has reported that there are no issues with Kubiak’s heart.

The 52-year-old Kubiak has been the Texans’ head coach since the 2006 season. Before that, he was the Denver Broncos’ longtime offensive coordinator, and a backup quarterback for the Broncos from 1983 through ’91.

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who has head coaching experience with the Broncos, Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys, was the interim coach through the remainder of the game. Phillips told NBC’s Michele Tafoya at the half that Kubiak’s heart rate was normal, and the trip to the hospital is purely precautionary.

On Monday, the team released a statement saying that Kubiak will remain with medical personnel for at least the next 24 hours. He has undergone a battery of tests after experiencing dizziness and a light-headed feeling.

“Our primary concern is of course with Gary’s health and well-being,” 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.”

15 comments
OwG
OwG

This is how he is going to worm his way out of Houston... Well played, Kubi. 

WharrieMan
WharrieMan

Guessing it might had been a blood clot. Hope he gets well and back to full form

anthonyc.adams
anthonyc.adams

Here's hoping Coach Kubiak a speedy recovery.  Thoughts with him and his family tonight.

Jessica2
Jessica2

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz says that coach Gary Kubiak is a liberal and can't take the pain!

Sammyz
Sammyz

@Jessica2 Ted Cruz says a lot of things and no one listens to those either.

Bklr588
Bklr588

@Sammyz @Jessica2  and a lot of people don't  listen to the Liar in Chief, Obama. A bald faced liar. You apparently enjoy being lied to. So what exactly is the point? And why bring politics into this story? Troll.

JohnMulligan
JohnMulligan

@bobinpowell @Bklr588 @Sammyz @Jessica2 

"if you like your plan you can keep it"... should have been "If I like your plan and it fits into my new model, then you can keep it".  So he was absolutely misleading and you can't argue against that. 

amorosotom
amorosotom

@Bklr588 @Sammyz @Jessica2 Let's not forget 2008 when the nation was on the precipice of economic ruin and GWB was looking around in a daze for help. Obama took the reins and led our nation and the world back to economic security. Sure, the Wall St crooks and banksters benefited but at least you have food to put in your big mouth. Thanks to the Dems. 

bobinpowell
bobinpowell

@Bklr588 @Sammyz @Jessica2 Yet, here you are adding fuel to the fire.  As for the liar bit, I assume you are alluding to the cancellation of insurance policies as a result of decisions made by the individual companies, NOT the government, as those policies were grandfathered for 2014.  All you do is trumpet ignorant comments as reported in the media.