Texans' Gary Kubiak Suffered Mini-Stroke - kcentv.com - KCEN HD - Waco, Temple, and Killeen

Texans' Gary Kubiak Suffered Mini-Stroke

Posted: Updated:

(KPRC) -- Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack, also known as a mini-stroke, when he collapsed on the field during halftime of Sunday night's game, according to NFL.com.

Kubiak will remain hospitalized for at least the next 24 hours after he collapsed Sunday on the field, according to the Houston Texans.

The team said Monday morning Kubiak is in the company of his family and under the care of physicians and staff at a local hospital.

Kubiak collapsed leaving the field at halftime of the Texans' game Sunday night against Indianapolis and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.

According to the team, Kubiak experienced dizziness and a light-headed feeling as the team made their way into the locker room Sunday night. He 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 ambulance.

"Our primary concern is of course with Gary's health and well-being," Texans Executive VP of Football Operations and General Manager Rick Smith said in a statement on the Texans' website. "There have been so many people throughout the city and across the country that have reached out to express their love and support and we are thankful for everyone's thoughts and prayers.  Gary is alert, coherent and in good spirits.  He is continuing to be evaluated and monitored."

Texans defensive end Antonio Smith said, "When I seen it happen I was real worried but I prayed on it so I have no worry in my heart.  I know he's gonna be alright we're just waiting for him to get back here."

"They may want to do some additional tests," said Dr. Puneet Patni, of the Kelsey Seybold Clinic.

He is not involved in Kubiak's care, but said there are certain things to check in a case like this.

Dr. Patni said, "You would want to evaluate someone's sudden collapse or briefly passing out for a lot of potential causes other than dehydration or in addition to dehydration and that would include, immediately after the event, doing an EKG, checking blood sugar, checking his vital signs, doing a thorough medical exam."

  • Latest NewsMore>>

  • Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Bell County Peace Officers' Memorial Telethon

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:19:01 GMT
    KCEN-TV is hosting a telethon to help raise funds for the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation on Thursday, July 24.In the past year, Bell County has lost four officers in the line of duty.All the funding raised on Thursday will go to the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation.The foundation is just over a year old and is designed with three goals in mind:The first initiative is to secure funding to build this memorial in honor of the now 20 officers in Bell County who h...More >>
    KCEN-TV is hosting a telethon to help raise funds for the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation on Thursday, July 24.In the past year, Bell County has lost four officers in the line of duty.All the funding raised on Thursday will go to the Bell County Sheriff's Department Foundation.The foundation is just over a year old and is designed with three goals in mind:The first initiative is to secure funding to build this memorial in honor of the now 20 officers in Bell County who h...More >>
  • One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    One Person Killed After Accident On I-35

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:35:08 GMT
    One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday.More >>
    One person was killed in an accident on I-35 in Elm Mott on Thursday.More >>
  • US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

    US Jobless Claims Tumble To Lowest Level In Nearly a Decade

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:01 AM EDT2014-07-24 14:01:26 GMT
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a ris...More >>
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in nearly 8-1/2 years last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended July 19, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since February 2006, and confounded economists' expectations for a ris...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KCEN. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.