Phillips To Miss Texans Next Game With Kidney Condition
HOUSTON (December 14, 2011) — Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips says he will have surgery this week to address a kidney condition. Phillips said Wednesday that he will miss a week to 10 days. Hewould not specify the condition, but said it is not lifethreatening, is not cancer, and that doctors recommended that hehave the procedure. Houston (10-3) plays Carolina (4-9) on Sunday. The 64-year-old Phillips hopes to return in time for Houston'sregular-season finale against Tennessee at Reliant Stadium.Linebackers coach Reggie Herring will run the league's top defensein Phillips' absence.