Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has been released from the hospital.
On Sunday afternoon, the 63-year-old Reid did not appear at his normal postgame press conference following the team’s 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. Instead, special teams coordinator and assistant head coach Dave Toub filled in with reporters.
After learning that Reid was not feeling well, team doctors examined him — and as a precaution, had him transported from the Truman Sports Complex via ambulance to an unspecified University of Kansas Health System facility.
“Coach Reid has been released,” Chiefs executive vice president of communications Ted Crews told reporters on Monday. “He is in great spirits [and] doing well. You guys know him — almost as good as me — and he’s chomping at the bit. He’ll probably be here later today — or in the morning — to be back at work.”
“First and foremost, the most important thing here is Coach Reid,” noted defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who met with reporters virtually after Crews finished his remarks. “So we’re glad he’s feeling better.”
In his turn before reporters, offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said only that he had talked to Reid on Sunday.
“I’m just looking forward to him getting back into the building,” he smiled.
Reid has been an NFL head coach since 1999 — first with the Philadelphia Eagles through 2012, and then with Kansas City starting in 2013. He already has the best regular-season winning percentage in franchise history, taking the team to five consecutive AFC West titles, three consecutive conference championship games and two Super Bowls — and in Super Bowl LIV, bringing home the team’s first Lombardi Trophy in 50 years.
So we’re looking forward to him being back, too.