Posted December 14, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips returned to the practice field Wednesday, two weeks after undergoing kidney and gall bladder surgery. Phillips went on medical leave Dec. 14. Linebackers coach Reggie Herring ran the defense in his absence, and the Texans lost their next two games. The 64-year-old Phillips surprised his players when he showed up at a meeting Monday. The Texans (10-5) were back at practice on Wednesday to prepare for the regular-season finale against Tennessee (8-7). ''It's good to be back,'' Phillips said. ''It's not as funny now as it was before I was going in. I'm a little more sore than I thought I'd be. It's taken a lot out of me, but I'm working my way back, doing what the doctors say.'' Phillips mingled with his players during the practice, but walked to the sideline late in the workout to sit on a golf cart with his father, Bum, the former coach of the Houston Oilers. Coach Gary Kubiak is h...
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