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Titans DC Pees hospitalized for tests

Updated: 19-11-2018 04:01 IST

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.

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said after the game that Pees, 69, would remain hospitalized overnight for tests.

"I would say Dean is doing OK," Vrabel said, per the Titans' website. "They took him to the hospital, they evaluated him, and they are going to keep him overnight for some tests. But everything that I heard as of now has been very positive, that he should make a full recovery and be fine with whatever he had going on upstairs."

Pees was calling plays from the press box when medical help was summoned. He walked out of the box under his own power, but was then asked to sit in a wheelchair to leave the stadium.

Vrabel said he called the defensive plays for the remainder of the game, a 38-10 loss to the Colts.

Pees previously was the defensive coordinator for six seasons in Baltimore and announced his retirement at the end of the 2017 season, but he joined the Titans after Vrabel was named head coach. Pees coached Vrabel from 2006-08 when both were with the New England Patriots, and Vrabel hired Pees' son, Matt Pees, as a quality-control 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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