The Texans have confirmed that head coach Gary Kubiak has been released from the hospital, as well as the reason he’s been there since Sunday night.
The team just sent out a statement saying that after multiple tests, it was discovered Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack (TIA), a stroke-like condition.
According to the Mayo Clinic’s website, TIA’s do not cause permanent damage, though they can be warning signs of future strokes, with one in three patients eventually suffering one, and half within the first year.
The team reports that he’s “expected to make a full recovery,” though not timetable has been given for his return to work.
“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,” Kubiak said in a statement provided by 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.”
While there was a report earlier that he could be back as soon as next week, it seems the team wants to dampen that enthusiasm a bit, and give Kubiak all the time he needs to recover fully.