Texans Coach Stable After Halftime Collapse

Kubiak didn't have a heart attack, team says

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 4, 2013 1:30 AM CST

(Newser) – Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak is in stable condition in the hospital after a medical episode that horrified the home crowd during yesterday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Kubiak was walking off the field at halftime when he suddenly collapsed near the 20-yard line, ESPN reports. The team says the 52-year-old did not have a heart attack and is being evaluated by specialists.

"He had an episode; he was light-headed and dizzy," Houston general manager Rick Smith said. "We have to assess ... obviously, there's a lot of info. Hopefully, Gary will be back with us tomorrow." The Texans were up 21-3 when Kubiak collapsed, but the rattled team ended up down 24-27 for their sixth straight loss, reports the AP. Kubiak's collapse came the day after Denver Broncos coach John Fox was hospitalized after feeling dizzy during a game of golf. The team says Fox needs heart surgery and will be out for several weeks.

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, center, is helped after he collapsed on the field yesterday.
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, center, is helped after he collapsed on the field yesterday.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is taken off the field on a stretcher yesterday.
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is taken off the field on a stretcher yesterday.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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