Texans head coach Kubiak collapses at halftime

Updated: November 4, 2013

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – Houston head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed
while running off the field and into the locker room during halftime of the
Texans’ Sunday night game against the Indianapolis Colts.

He was carted off the field on a stretcher and was taken to a local hospital.

Kubiak fell to his knees around the 24-yard line near the Texans’ sideline. He
attempted to sit up, but was unable to stay upright. Kubiak is conscious
and with his family in the hospital.

“He had an episode, he was light-headed and dizzy,” Houston general manager
Rick Smith said in an interview on NBC. “He was evaluated by a number of
specialists … we have to assess.”

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over as interim coach after Kubiak

“The doctors and our medical staff took care of him here and then he went to a
local hospital. All of his vital signs are good. He did not have a heart
attack, but they are still checking on everything with him,” Phillips said.

“It was really weird. Someone came in and started yelling for a trainer.
They said that he (Kubiak) had passed out, and we were all very worried. When
we went back out, they told us that he was alright, that he was stable. They
didn’t know what was going on yet. Obviously we were all upset about that but
trying to stay focused at the same time,” Texans quarterback Case Keenum said.

Kubiak’s incident came a day after Denver Broncos head coach John Fox was
hospitalized in North Carolina. Fox will have an aortic heart valve
replacement and will miss “at least the next several weeks” of the season, the
team said Saturday night.

Fox was taken by ambulance to a Charlotte, N.C.-area hospital on Saturday
after complaining of lightheadedness during a golf outing, according to the

The reeling two-time defending AFC South champion Texans led 21-3 at halftime
before unraveling in the second half, falling 27-24 to suffer their sixth
straight loss.