Texans coach Gary Kubiak suffered a mini-stroke just before halftime of Sunday night's game, but the good news is he should be able to recover quickly.
Kubiak had the frightening incident as the team went into the locker room for halftime. NBC cameras showed him holding his head in his hands right before he left the sideline, and then he collapsed while walking off the field. Kubiak was put on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to the hospital.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport had the details of what happened to Kubiak:
#Texans coach Gary Kubiak has suffered what is called a TIA, per source. —a transient ischemic attack. Referred to as a mini-stroke.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2013
A TIA like Kubiak suffered involves loss of blood flow to some part of the brain, temporary but reversible loss of function. It’s treatable. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2013
Rapoport also said that the kind of stroke Kubiak had often has no residual effects, and he can recover quickly.
Like Denver coach John Fox, who will have heart surgery this week, the team is likely to be extra careful and make sure Kubiak is back to full strength before he returns to the sideline.
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