Texans Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips to Take Medical Leave

Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips
Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Photographer: Bob Levey/Getty Images

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will take medical leave from the National Football League franchise to undergo an undisclosed surgical procedure, the team said in a statement.

Phillips, 64, was hired by Houston in January after being fired as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys last season.

The 10-3 Texans have clinched a playoff spot and are first in the American Football Conference South Division.

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