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Texans: Wade Phillips’ condition upgraded

Wade Phillips,  Brian Cushing AP

Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is recovering well from surgery on his kidney and gallblader.

“Wade Phillips continues to improve from his surgery. His condition has been upgraded to good.  Again, the family requests privacy and no further information will be released at this time,” the Texans said in a statement.

Phillips is expected to return to the team for good before Houston’s Week 17 game. In the meantime, linebackers coach Reggie Herring will take on a challenging Panthers team Sunday.

“I’ve been raised under Wade for the last four years,” said Herring via the Houston Chronicle. “I’ve studied him. We think a lot alike. I’m not Wade Phillips, but it’s Wade Phillips’ system, his defense. It’s our calls. It’s what the players know. We have confidence.”

The Texans have passed every possible test so far. This is another big one. They just celebrated the team’s first division title, and need to get back up for a game against a dangerous opponent.

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5 Responses to “Texans: Wade Phillips’ condition upgraded”
  1. reddskeletor says: Dec 16, 2011 12:00 PM

    Kidney and gallbladder? I hope it isn’t cancerous.

  2. bengalsown says: Dec 16, 2011 12:45 PM

    Wow, they provide condition updates for celebrities who have undergone routine surgeries?

  3. pigskinswag says: Dec 16, 2011 1:39 PM

    Thats great to hear. Wade Phillips is one of the better stories of the NFL season. He was discarded as the Cowboys coach in favor of Jason “Three Quarters” Garrett and has taken the Texans defense from one of the worst ever to one of the best in the NFL, and has done so without the benefit of his top defender, Mario Williams. Job well done Son of Bum.

  4. jsallison says: Dec 16, 2011 2:09 PM

    Get well, Wade!

  5. broncobillie says: Dec 16, 2011 4:29 PM

    Props to the Texans for finally breaking through. Picking up Wade Phillips was a big part of that – good job. Hope Wade gets better soon – the NFL can always use people with class that do a great job!

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