The Houston Texans were having a great game against the Indianapolis Colts on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, but things got scary right before halftime. As Texans coach Gary Kubiak was heading to the locker room for the half, he collapsed on the field and was attended to by medical professionals.
After being surrounded by medical people, police officers, team officials, and others; Kubiak was taken off of the field on a stretcher.
NBC made an update just a few minutes into the third quarter that said Kubiak had been taken to a nearby hospital, but would not identity which one. It was also focused on that Kubiak had not lost consciousness.
NBC reporter Michelle Tafoya was on the field when the incident happened, and she stated that Gary Kubiak appeared to be in "extraordinary pain." Even though he did not pass out, Tafoya said he didn't open his eyes but was sitting up and talking.
Wade Phillips has taken over as interim head coach of the Houston Texans for the remainder of the game.
Phillips and the Texans have said that Kubiak going to the hospital is "purely precautionary" and that his "heart rate was fine and that his pulse was fine."