Titans DC Pees taken to hospital during game
Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees was taken from Lucas Oil Stadium to a local hospital during Sunday's game against the host Indianapolis Colts due a medical issue, the Titans announced.
The Titans said Pees was tended to by medical personnel and moved to the hospital for further observation.
Attention was called to the coaches' box during the first quarter of the game. Pees walked out of the box under his own power, but was then asked to sit in a wheelchair in order to leave the stadium.
Pees, 69, announced his retirement at the end of 2017, but he changed his mind and joined the Titans after head coach Mike Vrabel was hired. Vrabel played for Pees from 2006-08 when the latter was the New England Patriots' defensive coordinator, and Pees' son, Matt Pees, was hired as a quality control coach by the Titans in January.
Pees spent the previous six seasons as the Baltimore Ravens' defensive coordinator, and the two years before that as Baltimore's linebackers coach.
The Titans entered Sunday with the league's top scoring defense (16.8 points allowed per game).
--Field Level Media
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