INDIANAPOLIS – Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees left Sunday's game at Lucas Oil Stadium with a "medical issue."
Titans coach Mike Vrabel said after the game the plan is for Pees to remain in an Indianapolis hospital overnight for tests, but he sounded encouraged about his prognosis.
"I would say Dean is doing OK," Vrabel said. "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 left the press box in the first quarter in a wheelchair. Vrabel said he called the defense the rest of the day in the team's 38-10 loss to the Colts.
The Titans released the following statement in the first half:
"Titans Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees was experiencing a medical issue during the game. He was tended to by medical personnel and was transported to a local hospital for further observation."
Pees joined the Titans this offseason after coaching previously with the Baltimore Ravens. The Titans were ranked No.1 in the NFL in scoring defense heading into Sunday's game.
Titans linebacker Wesley Woodyard said the team's thoughts are with Pees.
"Definitely my thoughts and prayers are with coach Pees," Woodyard said in the locker room after the game. "Not only is he my coach, but he is my Christian brother. We are definitely praying for him and we want him to get back healthy not just for us, but for his family. That is the most important thing."
The Tennessee Titans take on the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11 of the 2018 season on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Photos: Donn Jones, AP)