Houston, TX (Associated Press) Just two days after suffering a minor stroke during halftime of the Colts-Texans game, Coach Gary Kubiak has escaped a Houston area hospital and is believed to be interested in once again coaching the team, according to team officials.
Kubiak, 53, fell to his knees as both teams were headed to the locker room for halftime on Sunday and was immediately attended to by medical staff on the sideline. Within minutes he was loaded onto a gurney and transported to a local hospital from which he escaped Tuesday.
After multiple tests and diagnostics, it was concluded Kubiak experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or a small stroke. He is expected to make a full recovery.
“We certainly wish Gary well,” stated Robert McNair, chairman and chief executive officer of the Texans, “but not well enough to coach in Houston again.” The Texans named defensive coordinator Wade Phillips head coach during halftime in an effort to “move on quickly” from the rapidly-plummeting Kubiak era, which has the team ahead of only the woeful winless Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC South division.
“Call it divine intervention or whatever you like,” said McNair, “but it was time.”
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