Every football fan, whether they like the Houston Texans or not, got a scare on Sunday night. On his way to the locker room after the second quarter, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed and was taken off the field on a stretcher.
It was later revealed that Kubiak had suffered a mini-stroke. After two nights in the hospital, Kubiak has been released and his headed home.
Kubiak released a statement via the team’s website:
“I want to thank my family, the McNair family, the Texans organization, the doctors and staff at Houston Methodist Hospital and the entire Houston community for all the love and support we have received over the past three days. I’ve been through an ordeal and my focus now is to get back to good health. Doctors have told me I will make a full recovery but we have not determined when I will be cleared to return to the office. Again, thank you for the support and concern.”
In the mean time, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will assume the head-coaching responsibilities. Phillips has experience as a head coach in the NFL, most recently with the Dallas Cowboys. Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison will call the plays on offense, something Kubiak handled in-game.