Will Yoder
Friday December 16th, 2011

The Houston Texans announced today that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ condition continues to improve after undergoing surgery on his kidney and gallbladder yesterday.

"His condition has been upgraded to good," the Texans said in a statement.

It was reported on Wednesday that 64-year-old Phillips would be taking a medical leave of absence from the team. He is expected to return to the club sometime this season. Under Phillips, the Texans defense has allowed the fewest amount of yards per game in the NFL this season. The club has also allowed the fourth fewest points against in the league. Despite the team’s offensive injuries, the Texans have posted a 10-3 record, which ranks them atop the AFC South.

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