Texans coach Gary Kubiak released from hospital

Texans coach Gary Kubiak released from hospital

Credit: Michelle Homer / KHOU.com

Texans Coach Gary Kubiak will remain hospitalized at least until Tuesday as doctors continue to perform a battery of tests. Kubiak collapsed on the sidelines at halftime of Sunday night's game against the Colts.

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Posted on November 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 5 at 1:44 PM

HOUSTON — Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

According to a press release from the team, multiple tests and diagnostics concluded Kubiak experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) during Sunday night's game against the Colts.

The coach is expected to make a full recovery, but it has not been determined when he will return to Reliant Stadium to resume his duties.

“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," said Kubiak in a statement released to the media. "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, 52, experienced stroke-like symptoms at the start of halftime Sunday night. The coach knelt down on the field with dizziness and a light-headed feeling. He was then taken away by ambulance as defensive coordinator Wade Phillips stepped in as interim coach.

Kubiak underwent testing at the hospital for more than 24 hours with his family at his side. He was released shortly before noon Tuesday.

According to the Mayo Clinic, a TIA is like a stroke but usually lasts only a few minutes and causes no permanent damage. It is often called a "mini stroke."

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