The Houston Texans were leading the Indianapolis Colts by 21 points at halftime of their game and looked to be in control. However, their head coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field right before halftime and was stretchered out and taken to the hospital. ESPN reported on Nov. 4 that Gary Kubiak is hospitalized but he is conscious and alert.
When the game was over, NBC interviewed General Manager Rick Smith on the field and he said that Kubiak did not suffer a heart attack, but felt light headed and disoriented, which is why they transported him to the hospital. He said numerous people have checked him out and that the coach is alert and conscious.
He said that they don’t know the extent of what happened to Kubiak at this time, but they are hoping to have him back with the team as soon as he feels up to it.
Wade Phillips took over as head coach of the team after Kubiak was hospitalized. Since Kubiak also serves as the offensive play caller, the Texans came out in the second half and looked disoriented and lost at times. Young quarterback Case Keenum threw for over 300 yards and had three touchdowns in the first half but struggled without his coach.
The Indianapolis Colts came back and won the game 27-24.
Gary Kubiak, 52, has been the Texans’ head coach since 2006.