Texans coach Gary Kubiak home after suffering mini-stroke

kubsHOUSTON, TX – The Houston Texans had the news all Texans fans have been waiting for.

Head coach Gary Kubiak out of the hospital and back home.

Kubiak collapsed on the field at Reliant Stadium during halftime of Sunday’s game with Indianapolis.

Team doctors took him to Methodist Hospital where doctors determined Kubiak had a transient ischemic attack, or TIA.

It’s also known as a mini-stroke.

Michel Mawad, chair of the department of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine, says, “It’s only sometimes it lasts a few seconds to a few minutes, and it’s only if it does not evolve into a full stroke, which in Mr. Kubiak it did not, so that’s called a TIA. Why is it important? It is an indicator, a warning sign of a stroke.”

A TIA occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery to the brain.

“Once all of these major items are excluded, the chances of this coming back, especially if he is on medicines, such as aspirin or some other kinds of blood thinners, his chances of having a stroke or a TIA are significantly reduced if he’s well-treated,” said Dr. Mawad.

Kubiak released a statement thanking his 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 his family has received.

Doctors say he’ll make a full recovery, but no decision has been made about when he`ll be back at the office.

And you can bet, he may be down, but he’s not out.

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