The head coach of the Houston Texans collapsed in the middle of their game against the Indianapolis Colts on Nov. 3 after experiencing “extraordinary pain.” His scary collapse made Texans players, NFL personalities and celebrities take to Twitter to wish Gary a speedy recovery. Keep reading to see what they said!
Texans player David Quessenberry, comedian Jim Gaffigan and more reacted to Gary Kubiak‘s scary collapse, which happened during the Houston Texans-Indianapolis Colts Sunday Night Football game on Nov. 3. What did they say on Twitter?
Gary Kubiak: Texans Players, NFL Personalities & Celebrities React
Gary’s shocking collapse resulted in players and celebrities wishing the head coach well:
Sending my thoughts and prayers to Coach Kubiak and his family.
— David Quessenberry (@DavidQberry) November 4, 2013
“We were all very worried and upset about that but trying to stay focused at the same time.” Keenum on Kubiak #Texans
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 4, 2013
That was a scary scene. Praying for Gary Kubiak.
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) November 4, 2013
Thoughts and prayers with Texans HC Gary Kubiak. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 4, 2013
Think positive thoughts for Gary Kubiak. — Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) November 4, 2013
My thoughts and prayers w/ John Fox of the Broncos and Gary Kubiak of the Texans. An unfortunate reminder of what really matters. #itsagame
— Kirk Herbstreit (@KirkHerbstreit) November 4, 2013
@ManningUp38 Prayers to the Kubiak family.
— Tavares Gooden (@TGood52) November 4, 2013
Gary Kubiak Collapses On Field During Halftime
After Gary went down as the teams were heading into the locker rooms at halftime, medical officials immediately rushed to his side. The coach reportedly appeared to be in “extraordinary pain” and wasn’t opening his eyes, though he was talking, according to NBC’s Michelle Tafoya.
The medical team finally managed to get Gary to sit up before loading him into an ambulance and transporting him to a nearby hospital.
Wade Phillips, the offensive coordinator for the Houston Texans and the coach who took over for Gary, said that the hospital trip was merely precautionary and that “his heart rate was fine and his pulse was fine.” He did not have a heart attack, and is now in “stable condition,” according to People.
— Ivy Jacobson