Texans say 'alert, coherent' Kubiak to remain in hospital for 24 hours
A day after Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field, the team says he's in good spirits and undergoing tests.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the Reliant Stadium turf at halftime of Sunday night's game vs. the Colts, and he was rushed to the hospital where, the Texans announced, doctors discovered he had not suffered a heart attack.
On Monday, the Texans said Kubiak went through a battery of tests at the hospital, that he was admitted overnight and that he will remain there for at least the next 24 hours. The team also said the coach was light-headed and dizzy before he kneeled on the sidelines Sunday night but that he's now in the company of his family and in good spirits.
"Our primary concern is, of course, with Gary’s health and well-being,” Texans general manager Rick Smith said in the statement. “There have been so many people throughout the city and across the country that have reached out to express their love and support and we are thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Gary is alert, coherent and in good spirits. He is continuing to be evaluated and monitored.”
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who was the interim coach Sunday, told NBC after halftime of the Texans loss to the Colts that Kubiak was taken to the hospital for precautionary reasons and that his vital signs were fine.
Also on Monday, ESPN reported that Kubiak was treated at the hospital with medicine that's "designed to break up clots consistent with people who suffer strokes." More specifically, Adam Schefter writes, Kubiak received Tissue pasminogen activator, a protein that breaks down those clots.
More from the Texans: "On behalf of the Kubiak Family and the Houston Texans, we appreciate the concern of fans, media and the National Football League. We are asking fans and media to respect the privacy of the Kubiak Family. We will release further details as they are made available."
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