When Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field during halftime of their Sunday Night Football match up against the Indianapolis Colts, the life was sucked out of Reliant Stadium and the Texans lost any momentum they may have had on the offensive side of the ball.
It was a sobering moment on air and in the stadium, but the good news was that the team believes this was not a serious issue. A heart attack was immediately ruled out, but the exact diagnosis remained uncertain.
On Monday morning, we learned that Kubiak remains in the hospital where he will undergo further testing.
From Adam Schefter of ESPN:
Doctors will be running more tests today on Texans HC Gary Kubiak today to try to determine why he collapsed at halftime last night.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 4, 2013
Kubiak’s presence on the Texans sideline goes far beyond emotional support, because he is the man that calls the shots and plays when the Texans offense has the ball.
Without Kubiak, the offense took a step back and players have come forward saying that his absence affected the game.
Of course, football is secondary to Kubiak’s health, but the Texans are hoping for good news once the next round of tests is completed.