Report: Texans coach Gary Kubiak expected to return by Week 11

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

Gary Kubiak reportedly could miss only one game. (USATSI)
Gary Kubiak reportedly could miss only one game. (USATSI)

Three days after coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the Reliant Stadium turf and a few hours after the team named defensive coordinator Wade Phillips the interim coach, the Houston Chronicle reports that, barring any setbacks, Kubiak will return for the Week 11 contest vs. the Raiders.

That obviously would be great news for Kubiak, who reportedly suffered a mini-stroke during halftime of last week's Colts game and had to be rushed to the hospital.

He was released from the hospital Tuesday and released this statement:

“I want to thank my family, the McNair family, the Texans organization, the doctors and staff at Houston Methodist 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.”

Assuming the report is true, that means Phillips would lead the team into its contest this weekend with the Cardinals before Kubiak returns to take Houston into home games vs. the Raiders, Jaguars and Patriots.

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