Houston Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak collapsed at halftime of the Indianapolis Colts Sunday Night Football Game. After being admitted to the hospital, it was found that the former Broncos Quarterback suffered what’s called a “mini-stroke” or a “transient ischemic” attack, as reported by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport:
#Texans coach Gary Kubiak has suffered what is called a TIA, per source. —a transient ischemic attack. Referred to as a mini-stroke.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 5, 2013
According to The Mayo Clinic, this was a wake-up call warning against a stroke:
A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is like a stroke, producing similar symptoms, but usually lasting only a few minutes and causing no permanent damage. Often called a mini stroke, a transient ischemic attack may be a warning. About 1 in 3 people who have a transient ischemic attack eventually has a stroke, with about half occurring within a year after the transient ischemic attack…A transient ischemic attack can serve as both a warning and an opportunity — a warning of an impending stroke and an opportunity to take steps to prevent it.