Gary Kubiak diagnosed with complex migraine condition, won’t coach Thursday
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak was hospitalized after Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons and diagnosed with a complex migraine condition that caused extreme fatigue and body weakness, the team announced.
The team said Kubiak was taken to a local hospital for precautionary reasons for flu-like symptoms, and is being evaluated. He is expected to be released on Monday afternoon.
Later in the day, team president John Elway said that Kubiak would get the week off, and would not coach on Thursday.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Kubiak remained in the hospital on Monday morning to rest, but was feeling better. It is still uncertain whether he will be well enough to coach the Broncos in their Thursday night matchup against the San Diego Chargers, according to Schefter.
Kubiak coached all of Sunday's game, a 23–16 loss to Atlanta, despite not feeling well during the game.
Kubiak is in his second season as the Broncos coach.
During a game against the Indianapolis Colts in the 2013 season, Kubiak, who was then the coach of the Houston Texas, suffered a transient ischemic attack, otherwise known as a "mini-stroke," during halftime of that game. He spent two nights in the hospital before being released.
Denver (4–1) takes on San Diego (1–4) on Thursday night.
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