Houston coach Gary Kubiak’s heart fears allayed

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak is alert and upbeat after going through a battery of tests and will remain in hospital for the next 24 hours after collapsing at halftime of Sunday’s game.

Kubiak experienced dizziness and a light-headed feeling, causing him to stop and kneel down as he was on his way off the field for the intermission. The team’s medical staff attended to the coach before he was taken to a Houston hospital.

“Our primary concern is of course with Gary’s health and well-being,” Texans General Manager Rick Smith said in a statement last night. “Gary is alert, coherent and in good spirits. He is continuing to be evaluated and monitored.”

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Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who took over for the 52-year-old Kubiak in coaching the team in the second half of their 27-24 loss to the visiting Indianapolis Colts, said: “All his vital signs are good, he did not have a heart attack.”