Wade Phillips to undergo surgery

Updated: December 14, 2011, 6:29 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans have been overcoming injuries to players virtually every week since the season began.

Now, naturally, they must adjust to the loss of their top assistant coach.

Wade Phillips, who's turned the Houston defense into the NFL's best, will have surgery this week to resolve a kidney condition and will be away from the team for a week to 10 days.

The 64-year-old Phillips disclosed the medical issue after working with the team at practice on Wednesday. ...

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