On Sunday night there was a scary scene when Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on his way to the locker room for half-time. Initially details were unknown and fans didn’t know what had happened exactly. We now know that Kubiak suffered a mini-stroke.
“It is treatable, which seems to be the reason for the optimism when you talk to Texans people,” NFL Media Insder Ian Rapoport said, via NFL.com.
The Texans will likely give Kubiak as much time off as he needs, though he might want to come back soon. Hopefully he’ll take the rest before coming back.
Kubiak has been cleared to leave the hospital and return home. He is expected to miss the Arizona Cardinals game and will return the following week. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will assume the head coaching responsibilities for the Cardinals game. Phillips will continue to call plays on the defensive side of things, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison will take the offensive play calling duties. Kubiak normally calls the offensive plays.
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.