Houston coach Kubiak collapses at halftime
Houston coach Gary Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at
halftime of the Texans’ game Sunday night against Indianapolis and
was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
Kubiak hunched over and dropped to his knees at the 24 yard line
and was immediately surrounded by medical personnel. He was lifted
off the field on a stretcher and taken by cart to the
The Texans didn’t say what was wrong with Kubiak, but did say he
didn’t have a heart attack. The team said the 52-year-old coach was
conscious and was with his family as he was taken to the
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over as coach in the
The Texans led the Colts 24-12 at the end of the third
Kubiak’s collapse came a day after Denver Broncos coach John Fox
was hospitalized in North Carolina as he awaits aortic value
replacement surgery. The 58-year-old Fox will have surgery in a few
days and will miss several weeks while recuperating.
Fox had been told earlier about his heart condition and was
hoping to put off the operation until February. As part of his trip
to North Carolina over the Broncos’ bye week, he met with his
cardiologist in Raleigh and was told to seek medical attention
immediately if he felt any discomfort. On Saturday, Fox became
dizzy playing golf near his offseason home in Charlotte and was
taken to a hospital, where tests revealed he couldn’t wait any
longer to have surgery.
The Colts scored nine points in the third quarter, highlighted
by a 10-yard TD pass from Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton on a
third-and-10 to make it 24-12.
Adam Vinatieri kicked field goals of 30 and 35 yards in the
second and third quarters for the Colts, who struggled
Case Keenum threw three touchdown passes to Andre Johnson for
Houston, the last a 5-yarder with 39 seconds left. The TD came
after Keenum scrambled 22 yards for a first down.
In the first quarter Keenum, making his second career start,
connected on a 62-yard scoring pass to Andre Johnson on the third
play of the game, and added a 41-yarder with 4:21 left. It marked
the first time since 2010 that Johnson caught two TD passes in a
The Colts were playing their first game since losing star
receiver Reggie Wayne for the season. Wayne tore his right ACL in
an Oct. 20 win over Denver and had surgery.
Texans running back Arian Foster, who missed practice earlier in
the week with a hamstring injury, left late in the quarter with a
back injury and the team said he wouldn’t return.
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