KANSAS CITY, Mo. — There is concern among Chiefs players and fans for head coach Andy Reid after he left Arrowhead in an ambulance following Sunday’s loss to the Chargers.
He did not feel well leaving the field and special teams coordinator Dave Toub stepped in to handle the post game news conference, according to the organization.
“I just think he was feeling a little ill at the end,” Toub said. “I think he’s fine, everything’s gonna be fine.”
“After the game, coach Reid is feeling ill and we’re checking him out right now as a precaution. Everything right now looks fine, but he’s getting checked out,” Ted Crews, Chiefs Executive Vice President of Communications for the Chiefs, said following the game.
The Chiefs did not release any additional details about Reid’s condition.
James Palmer of the NFL Network reported Reid left the stadium in an ambulance.
Palmer also reported players were not aware of Reid’s condition, something Patrick Mahomes and Clyde Edwards-Helaire confirmed when they addressed the team’s loss after the game.
“He came in and talked to us and yeah, he seemed fine. That’s all I really know,” Patrick Mahomes said during the postgame interview. “He seemed fine on the sideline as well.”
“Y’all are telling me some news that I just got,” Clyde Edwards-Helaire said when reporters asked him if he was aware of Reid’s illness.
Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu tweeted his prayers to Reid about an hour after Reid left in the ambulance.
Reid did take time to talk to the team after the loss and before he sought medical treatment, according to coach Toub.