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Gary Kubiak sent home after suffering TIA, vows to ‘make a full recovery’

Eric Edholm
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Gary Kubiak (USA Today Sports Images)

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was released from Houston Methodist Hospital Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

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There is no word yet when Kubiak will return to coaching duties, but Houston Chronicle's John McClain says Kubiak will miss the Texans' next game.

Kubiak issued a statement through the team on Tuesday:

“I want to thank my family, the McNair family, the Texans organization, the doctors and staff at Houston Methodist Hospital and the entire Houston community for all the love and support we have received over the past three days. I’ve been through an ordeal and my focus now is to get back to good health. Doctors have told me I will make a full recovery but we have not determined when I will be cleared to return to the office. Again, thank you for the support and concern.”

Strong words from a strong man. Kubiak, 52, was regarded as otherwise healthy before collapsing Sunday night at halftime of the loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

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