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Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak leaves hospital

Gary Kubiak is heading home.

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Houston Texans coach was cleared to leave the hospital after he suffered what doctors labeled a mini-stroke. Kubiak collapsed on the Reliant Stadium sideline during halftime of Sunday night's loss to the Indianapolis Colts.


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Shortly after his release, Kubiak issued a statement through the team.

"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 is unlikely to coach this weekend's game against the Arizona Cardinals, according to Rapoport, but John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported the longtime leader of the Texans is expected to return in time for Houston's Week 11 tilt with the Oakland Raiders. The Texans said it hasn't been determined when Kubiak will return to resume his coaching duties.

Rapoport reported Monday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that Kubiak suffered a TIA, or transient ischemic attack, which occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery for a short time and affects blood flow in the brain.

We send our well wishes to Kubiak and his family and hope to see him back on the sideline sooner than later.

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