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Coach Andy Reid taken off in ambulance after Chiefs' loss to Chargers

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 9/27/2021 Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz, USA TODAY

Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid left Arrowhead Stadium in an ambulance on Sunday after falling ill following his team's 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers.

Reid was evaluated by team medical staff in the locker room and taken to the University of Kansas Health System as a precaution, the Chiefs said. As of Sunday night, he was resting and in stable condition, the Chiefs said.

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid motions to an official against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. © Denny Medley, Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid motions to an official against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Reid did not address media after the game after falling ill. Assistant head coach and special teams coordinator Dave Toub answered questions instead.

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“He just wasn’t feeling well after the game,” Toub said. “He did talk to the team, and it was a good talk. Pretty much, ‘You have to quit the turnovers.’”


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“(Reid) came in and talked to us and he seemed fine on the sideline, as well,” Mahomes said after the game.

After the game, Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu tweeted: "I’m praying for my Head Coach & I’m hoping you can send up prayers with me!! One of the best men & teachers I’ve been around!!! GOD please show us your mercy!

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