Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is taken off the field on a stretcher during halftime of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts.
(Photo: David J. Phillip, AP)
HOUSTON -- Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed as he was walking off the field at halftime of the team's game with the Indianapolis Colts.
Kubiak, who collapsed along the sideline at the 23-yard line, was put on a backboard and stretcher, taken off the field by medical personnel and sent to a hospital, though the team would not identify which one to NBC.
Team officials told NBC that the incident was not the result of a heart attack.
NBC reported that Kubiak was speaking as he was taken off the field but appeared to be in severe pain and didn't open his eyes. Texans assistant coaches were told that taking Kubiak to a hospital was a precautionary measure, NBC reported. He did not lose consciousness and his family was with him at the hospital.
Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted: "Big time prayers for Coach Kubiak...God bless his healthy return and ease his family's worry and concern."
Wade Phillips took over as head coach. The Texans led 21-3 at halftime.
Kubiak was 61-58 in eight seasons as the Texans' head coach entering the game and led the franchise to back-to-back AFC South championships. Houston was 2-5 entering Sunday night's game.