Kubiak released; unclear when he'll coach

Kubiak released; unclear when he'll coach
November 5, 2013, 9:30 am
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Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was released from the hospital on Tuesday morning.

The news release from the team confirmed that Kubiak suffered a TIA (mini-stroke) but is expected to make a full recovery.

It has not been determined when Kubiak will return to his head coaching duties. The Houston Chronicle reported it's not likely he'll be coaching in Arizona on Sunday.

“I want to thank my family, the McNair family, the Texans organization, the doctors and staff at Houston Methodist and the entire Houston community for all the love and support we have received over the past three days," Kubiak said through the release. "I’ve been through an ordeal and my focus now is to get back to good health. Doctors have told me I will make a full recovery but we have not determined when I will be cleared to return to the office. Again, thank you for the support and concern.”    

Kubiak, 52, collapsed near the sideline at halftime of the Texans' Sunday Night Football game and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

If Kubiak can't coach on Sunday, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips would likely take over. Phillips, 66, has head coaching experience and took over during Sunday's game.

The biggest difference, however, will be on offense. Normally, Kubiak calls the offensive plays. That job would be handed to offensive coordinator Rick Dennison. On Sunday, Dennison called the plays in the second half from the box. Andre Johnson said he thought they were coming in slower than they usually do.

The Texans practice on Wednesday and play the Cardinals on Sunday afternoon.

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