Houston, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Houston Texas head coach Gary Kubiak is “feeling good” while recovering at a hospital after he collapsed at halftime of his team’s game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday.
According to those who visited Kubiak, the coach was treated with an IV medicine — tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) — designed to break up blood clots, per medical sources. Doctors are scheduled to conduct tests to determine whether he suffered a stroke.
The 52-year-old Kubiak fell to his knees and grimaced when he collapsed, but he never lost consciousness. Kubiak lay on the ground for several minutes and was surrounded by medical personnel, including Texans head trainer Geoff Kaplan.
After a few minutes, Kubiak sat up and spoke with those surrounding him before eventually being strapped to a stretcher and taken off the field.
The Texans are uncertain when Kubiak, the team’s coach since 2006, will return. The tem said he will remain in the hospital for at least the next 24 hours.
“Our primary concern is of course with Gary’s health and well-being,” Texans general manager Rick Smith said. “We are thankful for everyone’s thoughts and prayers.”
Smith said Kubiak “is alert, coherent and in good spirits. He is continuing to be evaluated and monitored.”
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips ran practice and meetings Monday, but the Texans said there has been no decision on whether Kubiak will coach Sunday at Arizona.
The team also said no decision has been made on who would take over for Kubiak if he can’t coach.