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Wade Phillips Surgery: Texans' Defensive Coordinator Recovering On Schedule

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Houston Texans' defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is recovering well from kidney surgery that caused him to temporarily leave the team, and "will be out of bed and walking today [Saturday]."

Phillips, 64, is listed as on medical leave for 7-10 days after undergoing kidney and gallbladder surgery on Thursday. It's possible, but not yet confirmed, that Phillips could return before the end of the regular season - Houston hosts 4-9 Carolina Sunday, travels to winless Indianapolis on December 24 and closes their season at home against Tennessee on January 1.

The Texans have already clinched a playoff spot and the AFC South title, but are in contention for the AFC's number one overall seed alongside Baltimore, Pittsburgh and New England. Linebackers coach Reggie Herring, who has coached under Phillips for four seasons, is the current interim defensive coordinator.

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