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Texans Coach Gary Kubiak released from hospital

Gary Kubiak collapsed as the team left the field at halftime. (David J. Phillip / AP)
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Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak was released from Houston hospital today after suffering a mini-stroke during the team’s nationally-televised game Sunday night, but he will not return to the sideline this weekend.

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is expected to coach the team this weekend against the Arizona Cardinals. Kubiak issued a statement today saying that he is expected to fully recover from the transient ischemic attack he suffered as he headed into the locker room at halftime.

“I want to thank my family, the McNair family [which owns the team], 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. “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.”

The team was off today and will resume practice Tuesday.  Offensive coordinator Rick Dennison is expected to take over from Kubiak, who usually calls plays.