Report: Texans head coach Gary Kubiak suffered mini-stroke

Tuesday November 5th, 2013

Gary Kubiak is 61-59 in 8 seasons as the head coach of the Houston Texans.  (Andrew Richardson/Icon SMI) Gary Kubiak is 61-59 in eight seasons as the head coach of the Houston Texans. (Andrew Richardson/Icon SMI)

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack, commonly referred to as a mini-stroke or warning stroke, during Sunday night's game, reports's Ian Rapoport.

According to the report, the condition involves loss of blood flow to some part of the brain. It is temporary (less than five minutes) but has a reversible loss of function and is treatable.

Kubiak collapsed on the field as he was headed to the locker room after the first half of the Texans' game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts came back from an 18-point deficit to win the game 27-24.

He was taken to a local hospital and was said to be in stable condition.  The team said he underwent a "battery of tests" on Monday.

FARRAR: Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapses as he leaves the field at halftime Kubiak, 52, has been the Texans’ head coach since the 2006 season. Before that, he was the Denver Broncos’ offensive coordinator, and a backup quarterback for the team from 1983 through ’91.

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