Wade Phillips feeling better after surgery

Posted Dec 19, 2011
Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips continues to feel better after being upgraded to good condition after undergoing surgery on his kidney and gallbladder and initially being listed as stable.

“The medical staff is very pleased with Wade Phillips continued improvement,” the team said in a stateement. "He has been out of bed and will be up walking today. He is appreciative to all that have inquired about him and he is very anxious to get back to the football field.” Phillips is on medical leave for the next two games against the Carolina Panthers and the Indianapolis Colts.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak is encouraged about Phillips' prospects.

“He’s doing really well," Kubiak told reporters today. "Everything went good. It’s my understanding he could be getting to move to his room as we speak right now. I don’t know. When I talked to his wife this morning, that was the plan. Everything’s going good. We just need to get him on the road to recovery and we need to handle the football while he’s gone.

"I want to respect Wade and his wife’s wishes. They’ll handle that, but everything went according to plan yesterday. We just got to support him and just make sure he’s taken care of himself before he comes back.”

There is no timeline on your health. He’s got to take care of himself. We’ve got to take care of the football and the good news is we’re on the way to getting healthy and getting back, so that’s the key.”

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