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Kubiak released; recovery expected

Wed., Nov. 6, 2013

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Texans coach Gary Kubiak is out of the hospital after suffering what the team said was a mini-stroke, but there’s no word on when he will resume coaching duties.

The team said the 52-year-old Kubiak suffered a transient ischemic attack at halftime of Sunday’s loss to Indianapolis. He was released from the hospital on Tuesday and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I’ve been through an ordeal and my focus now is to get back to good health,” Kubiak said in a statement released by the team. “Doctors have told me I will make a full recovery.”

Kubiak collapsed on the field and was rushed to a hospital. The Texans blew an 18-point lead without him and the 27-24 setback was the team’s sixth straight loss.

A transient ischemic attack, or TIA, occurs when blood flow to the brain is briefly interrupted, typically by a blood clot or narrowed blood vessels. TIAs are often called mini-strokes and can cause stroke-like symptoms.

TIAs are often a warning sign for a future stroke.

Rodgers uncertain

Aaron Rodgers has a fractured left collarbone and the Packers’ franchise quarterback doesn’t know how long he will be out.

“I do have a fractured collarbone. That’s a significant injury,” Rodgers said. “We’ll know more about the severity and the timetable later this week.”

Rodgers said he was holding out hope he would heal quickly. “In this case, it was considerably more pain than I’ve felt in a long time,” he added.

Rodgers got emotional at one point during the 15-minute appearance when he described the reception he got from fans as he walked back to sideline in green warmups in the third quarter.

“We put our bodies on the line. We do it because we love this game. But when I walked back out on that field — I’m getting a little choked up here just thinking about it,” Rodgers said, “that was one of the top five moments of my career there.”

Around the league

Packers TE Jermichael Finley is done for the season after the team placed him on injured reserve. … The Broncos have activated center J.D. Walton to their 53-man roster and placed guard John Moffitt on the reserve/left squad list. Moffitt didn’t return from the team’s bye week Monday. He said he’d lost his love for the game and didn’t want to keep playing just for a paycheck. … The Bears have placed WR Joe Anderson on injured reserve because of an abdominal and groin injury and waived DT Zach Minter. … The Bengals have signed DT Kheeston Randall to fill the roster spot of All-Pro Geno Atkins, out for the season with a torn knee ligament.


 

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