(TheBlaze/AP) — Following their sixth straight loss, 27-24 to Indianapolis on Sunday night, the Texans are left to worry about coach Gary Kubiak after he collapsed leaving the field at halftime and was taken by ambulance to a hospital.
The team later announced that Kubiak was in stable condition.
“Obviously we were all upset about (it) but trying to stay focused at the same time,” quarterback Case Keenum said.
With the teams heading to the locker rooms at the end of the second quarter, 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 ambulance.
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, a former NFL quarterback who calls the team’s plays, was conscious and with his family as he was taken to the hospital.
“He had an episode; he was light-headed and dizzy,” Houston general manager Rick Smith said in an interview on NBC. “He was evaluated by a number of specialists … he is awake and coherent.”
You can see a high quality version of the incident over at NFL.com. We’ve included a lower quality version below:
“Very scary sight,” Texans left tackle Duane Brown told KRIV-TV in Houston. “I saw him on the ground. I didn’t seem him fall.
“I heard that he was on the ground. So it’s kind of hard to come in the locker room after hearing that. I circled back and saw everyone huddled around him. You see your head coach on the ground, that’s our family. It’s kind of hard to focus on football, initially.”