Kubiak released from hospital, return to sideline uncertain

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Updated: 11/05/2013 7:04 pm

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack during halftime of Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Kubiak was released from a local hospital on Tuesday following multiple tests which revealed the minor stroke and is expected to make a full recovery. It has yet to be determined when he will be able to return to the Houston sideline.

"I want to thank my family, the McNair family, the Texans organization, the doctors and staff at Houston Methodist and the entire Houston community for all the love and support we have received over the past three days," Kubiak said in a statement. "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."

Kubiak collapsed while running off the field and into the locker room Sunday. Television cameras caught the 52-year-old falling to his knees around the 24- yard line near the Texans' sideline. He attempted to sit up, but was unable to stay upright, then was carted off the field on a stretcher and was taken to the hospital for observation.

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips took over as interim coach after Kubiak departed.

The reeling two-time defending AFC South champion Texans led 21-3 at halftime before unraveling in the second half, eventually suffering their sixth straight loss.

Houston (2-6) takes on the Cardinals in Arizona on Sunday.

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