Texans head coach Gary Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, causing him to collapse at halftime during Sunday night’s Texans-Colts game.
According to NFL.com, “The attack happens when a blood clot blocks an artery for enough time to affect blood flow in the brain.” Kubiak was given tissue plasminogen activator to break up blood clots.
The Texans fell to the Colts 27-24 Sunday night. Despite it being the Texans’ sixth loss and all but eliminated them from the playoffs, the real scare occurred when Kubiak fell to his knees heading to the locker room up 21-3.
Coach Kubiak was immediately taken to the hospital to be evaluated. The Texans only statement is that he is conscious and with family at a hospital.
Without Kubiak, Wade Phillips was interim head coach. Offensive coordinator Rick Denison called plays.
Kubiak has been on the minds of his players ever since he went down Sunday night.