Steve Wyche of NFL Network reports Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack according to Houston spokesperson. Kubiak is conscious but tests will be run to find out what went wrong.
Phillips believes Kubiak may have collapsed from exhaustion as he has been up late several nights in a row preparing for the Colts game. Kubiak’s family is with him at the hospital. A heart attack has been ruled out.
Coming upon halftime during the Colt-Texans game Houston Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed while leaving the field at Reliant Stadium. A stretcher was brought out as medical staff attended him.
No information is available as to what may be wrong or why Kubiak collapsed.
Kubiak is not known for any significant health issues. He has been wheeled into the locker room. Michelle Tafoya states Kubiak was speaking but his eyes were squeezed shut as if he was in pain. Kubiak was unable to to sit up but was speaking.
As Kubiak was walking off, he leaned over and put his hands on his knees. He slowly fell to his knees at the 24 yard line. Kubiak is being transported to the hospital
Wade Philips told Tafoya the trip to the hospital is precautionary and his heart rate was fine and his pulse was fine.
Defensive coordinator Wade Philips will be taking over the coaching duties for the time being. Phillips just lost his father Bum Phillips, former coach of the Houston Oilers 2 week ago.
By Brandi Tasby