ESPN is reporting that Gary Kubiak’s family said the Houston Texans head coach “feels good” after being hospitalized for collapsing at halftime Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Kubiak has been hospitalized ever since, and has been treated with IV medicine designed to break up blood clots (called tissue plasminogen activator for those who really want to know).
Doctors are conducted tests to see if Kubiak, 52, suffered a stroke.
The Texans are uncertain when Kubiak will return, but said that he will spend at least another 24 hours in the hospital.
According to Texans general manager Rick Smith:
Our primary concern is of course with Gary’s health and well-being. 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.
Added Texans inside linebacker Joe Mays, after today’s practice:
We’re still worried about Kub, making sure he’s OK. We want him back here, but it’s a process he has to go through. At the same time we know there’s still work to be done. We wanted to come in and go to work as usual and fix the mistakes that we have.
After Kubiak collapsed, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over head coaching duties. The Texans led 21-3 at the half, but ended up losing 27-24. Phillips also ran practice today
So far, it is uncertain if Kubiak will be able to coach next week, and an interim coach has not been named.
“I think we are in great hands with whoever has to step up,” Mays said. “We have a great group of coaches, we have a great group of players. At the end of the day, we’re going to go out and play great football. That’s how I feel about it.”
It was also reported that Kubiak’s son, Klint, the offensive quality control coach for the Minnesota Vikings, left the team to be with his father.