It was a scary scene at Reliant Stadium on Sunday when Texans head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed and was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak, 52, collapsed as he was walking off the field at halftime of the team’s game with the Indianapolis Colts.
Kubiak, was walking along the sideline at the 23-yard line when he fell to his knees and collapsed.
He was put on a backboard and stretcher, taken off the field by medical personnel and sent to area hospital.
Kubiak never lost conscious however, he was in obvious pain and had trouble opening his eyes. At one point he tried to sit up but had to lay back down.
Team officials reported that the incident was not the result of a heart attack.
Kubiak was speaking as he was taken off the field but appeared to be in severe pain and didn’t open his eyes. Texans assistant coaches were told that taking Kubiak to a hospital was a precautionary measure.
He did not lose consciousness and his family was with him at the hospital.
Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted: “Big time prayers for Coach Kubiak…God bless his healthy return and ease his family’s worry and concern.”
Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips took over as head coach. The Texans led 21-3 at halftime.
Kubiak was 61-58 in eight seasons as the Texans’ head coach entering the game and led the franchise to back-to-back AFC South championships. Houston was 2-5 entering Sunday night’s game.
“Sacks will take their toll on anybody, but there are a lot of things that go into that. Sacks are tied to two (types of) people, the people up front and (the quarterback). (Carr) will do a much better job with the football as far as getting it gone and understanding where he has problems. And we’ll work hard at protecting him.” Quote-Gary Kubiak
The Texans lost the game 27-24, squandering a 21-3 halftime lead.
Kubiak was named the second head coach in Houston Texans history on January 26, 2006, replacing the fired Dom Capers.
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ABOUT: Gary Wayne Kubiak (born August 15, 1961) is the head coach for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. Kubiak has participated in six Super Bowls, losing three as a player with the Denver Broncos and winning three as an assistant coach with Denver and the San Francisco 49ers.
College and Coaching Career
Kubiak attended Texas A&M University under coaches Tom Wilson and Jackie Sherrill and was selected to the All-Southwest Conference team in 1982
He began his coaching career at Texas A&M, his alma mater, serving as the running backs coach for two seasons (1992–1993). He worked extensively with All-American running back Greg Hill, who was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1994 draft.
Eariler Denver Broncos coach John Fox was taken to a hospital in the Charlotte area after feeling light-headed while playing golf. He will have surgery on an aortic heart valve replacement next week, which will keep him away from the team for “at least the next several weeks,” the team announced late Saturday night.
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