Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips coaches against the St. Louis Rams during the second half at Reliant Stadium. The Rams won 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Gary Kubiak injury: Wade Phillips taking over coaching duties for Texans

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There was a scary scene at the end of the first half to the Houston Texans match up against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. As head coach Gary Kubiak was walking off the field, he dropped to his knees and collapsed. He was immediately attended to by medical staff before being taken off the field on a stretcher.

Kubiak was loaded into an ambulance and rushed to a Houston area hospital.

Wade Phillips is taking over the head coach duties for the Texans for the second half of the game. Phillips of course has head coaching experience in the NFL, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys. Phillips has a 82-59 career record as a head coach in the NFL. Phillips also comes from a long line of coaches, his father Bum Phillips was an NFL coach.

NBC sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya said that Kubiak was in obvious pain. Kubiak could not open his eyes but he could talk. Tafoya also reported that the Texans are saying Kubiak never lost consciousness and that is a good sign.

“Looked to be in extraordinary pain. He could not open his eyes, his eyes were squeezing tight shut,” Tafoya said.

We still don’t know exactly what is wrong with Kubiak whether it was exhaustion or a heart attack or some other possible condition.

This is a very fluid situation, as more details emerge we will keep you up to date.


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