Last night, Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field as he was leaving the field at halftime of the team’s game versus the Indianapolis Colts.
The 52 year-old coach was taken to a local hospital in an ambulance with his family and was conscious, according to the organization. The Texans stated Kubiak did not have a heart attack and was in stable condition.
Kubiak remained hospitalized this morning and doctors were conducting more tests to determine what caused him to collapse. As of now, there has been no final determination made. The Texans believe dehydration could be a part of it, but they also are testing for more significant reasons.
The Houston native fell to his knees and grimaced when he collapsed, but he never lost consciousness.
The coach laid on the ground for several minutes and was surrounded by medical personnel, including Houston head trainer Geoff Kaplan. After a few minutes, the former Denver Broncos player sat up and spoke with those surrounding him before eventually being strapped to a stretcher and taken off the field.
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over in the interim.
The Texans led Indianapolis 21-3 at halftime but wound up losing the game, 27-24.
Kubiak has been the team’s coach since the 2006 season.