Texans HC Gary Kubiak collapses on field at halftime; taken off field on stretcher

Oct 20, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak (left) on the sidelines against the Kansas City Chiefs in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: The Texans have said Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack.

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UPDATE: The Texans are saying that “for now” Kubiak’s trip to the hospital is precautionary. He is currently conscious and with his family at the local area hospital.

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After an incredible first half for the Houston Texans thanks to the arm of quarterback Case Keenum and hands of wide receiver Andre Johnson, the energy at Reliant Stadium was high. Unfortunately, a scary scene at halftime sucked the life out of the building.

When NBC cut back from a commercial break, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak had collapsed on the field and was surrounded by the medical team with a stretcher on the field.

Here is what we saw:

The good news is that Kubiak was talking to the medical staff, but it was still frightening to see. NBC sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya said that Kubiak was in obvious pain and would not open his eyes. It was a very sobering moment.

This is a very fluid situation, so stay tuned for updates.

We send our positive thoughts and well wishes to Kubiak and hope that this is not a serious issue.

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