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Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take a medical leave to undergo a scheduled surgical procedure this week.
The team said in a statement Wednesday that the 64-year-old Phillips is expected to return this season. Linebackers coach Reggie Herring will run the defense for Houston (10-3) in Sunday's game against Carolina (4-9).
Phillips was hired Jan. 5, implemented a 3-4 alignment and has guided a huge turnaround. Houston's defense leads the league this season in total yards allowed at 275 per game after ranking 30th in 2010. The Texans are fourth in rushing defense at 91.5 yards per game and third in pass defense at 183.5 yards per game.
Phillips is expected to speak to reporters after Wednesday's practice.
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News came down today that Wade Phillips will miss at least the Carolina game, and most likely the trip to Indianapolis next Thursday due to a “scheduled medical procedure.” It turns out it has something to do with one of his kidneys, and he’s also set to have his gall bladder removed. Will it make a big difference? Sure it will, but the gameplan on Carolina is already installed...
As I went over my morning timeline on Twitter, I stumbled across this from Mark Berman of Fox 26 in Houston:
According to Berman, Phillips will be gone for "a couple of weeks," but he doesn't elaborate on the cause for the sudden leave. For my part, and maybe I'm just out of the loop, I haven't heard anything about Phillips' health until seeing the tweet...
The next coach up is Reggie Herring.
The Texans' motto throughout the season has been "next man up" due to several key injuries on each side of the ball. But now the ailments have spread to the coaching staff, where defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will be out for seven to 10 days as he undergoes an unspecified kidney procedure. The Texans have decided that Herring...
Wade Phillips, who has turned the Houston defense into the N.F.L.’s best, will have surgery this week to resolve a kidney problem and will be away from the team for a week to 10 days.
Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take a medical leave from the team after undergoing a scheduled surgical procedure later this week.
Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is taking a medical leave of absence to have surgery, but he says he’s going to be fine. “I feel good. I don’t have any physical problems right now. If I get this done . . . then I’ll be fine,” Phillips said today, via the Texans’ Twitter. “It’s an…
The Houston Texans said Thursday that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is in stable condition after undergoing surgery on his kidney and gall bladder.
It was reported Wednesday that former Cowboys head coach and current Texans’ defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, who has turned the Houston defense into the best in the league this season, will take a 10-day medical leave of absence from the team as he undergoes surgery to resolve a kidney condition.
Jason Garrett, the man who served as Phillips’ offensive coordinator and assistant...
Jason Garrett said he would have no problem with Cowboys assistant coach Wes Phillips leaving the team to be at his father’s side.
Texans defensive coordinator and former Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips said Wednesday he will have surgery this week to address a kidney condition.
Wade Phillips, 64, declined to specify the condition, but he said it is not life-threatening, not cancer...
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While the newly crowned AFC South champion Houston Texans clinched their first playoff berth last weekend, coach Gary Kubiak's focus remains on what lies ahead.
Houston's immediate future, though, remains a little unsettled with news of defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' temporary medical leave of absence.
Hoping to persevere through Phillips' leave, the Texans...