UPDATED: He's Out. Gary Kubiak Cleared to Leave Hospital
Update: Kubiak left the hospital for home around noon; it's unsure when he'll coach again. See his statement below.
The Houston Texans say head coach Gary Kubiak, who dramatically collapsed on the field at halftime of Sunday's loss to the Colts, has been cleared to leave the hospital and go home.
Doctors are saying it's possible Kubiak suffered a "mini-stroke," or a transient ischemic attack, which is often a signal that a person is likely to suffer a larger stroke down the line.
Kubiak, 52, is not expected to be on the sidelines coaching for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
The Texans' crushing loss Sunday -- they at one point led 21-3, and new QB Case Keenum had a stunning first half --has left the team, which once had Super Bowl hopes, likely to miss the playoffs.
Kubiak's statement upon his release:
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.
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