UPDATE

Cardinals head coach stays the night in San Diego hospital

Posted: Updated:
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians smiles as he paces the sidelines prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians smiles as he paces the sidelines prior to an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. (Source: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Head Coach Bruce Arians at the podium after the game on Jan. 2, 2016. (Source: AP Photo) Head Coach Bruce Arians at the podium after the game on Jan. 2, 2016. (Source: AP Photo)
Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
SAN DIEGO (3TV/CBS 5) -

Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians was taken to a San Diego hospital Tuesday evening, spending the night there after undergoing a series of tests.

Team spokesman Mark Dalton tweeted the news shortly after 6 p.m., but there were few details.

"Shortly after arriving at the stadium for tonight's practice, Coach Arians alerted the team's medical staff that he was not feeling well and experiencing stomach pain. He was evaluated on site by medical personnel and was taken to a local hospital for further evaluation," he wrote.

"In the meantime, assistant head coach Tom Moore looked like he talked to the Cardinals some at the outset of practice against the Chargers, and then Chargers head coach Mike McCoy addressed both teams as a whole," Darren Urban wrote on the Arizona Cardinals blog. "The practice has gone on as planned."

Dalton tweeted again about two hours later, saying that Arians had undergone some tests and would likely stay the night at the hospital.

Arians, 63, was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2009. It was discovered during a postseason physical. He underwent treatment and beat it.

Born in Paterson, NJ, Arians played football at Virgina Tech in the '70s. That's where he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant in 1975.

His first NFL job was with the Kansas City Chief. He was the running backs coach from 1989 until 1992.

He went back and forth between pro and college teams -- Mississippi State, New Orleans Saints and Alabama -- until he landed with the Indianapolis Colts in 1998. From there he went to the Cleveland Browns and then the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Before taking over as head coach for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013, he was the offensive coordinator and interim head coach for the Indianapolis Colts, his second stint with the team.

In February 2015, Arians signed a deal that would keep him with the Cardinals through the 2018 season.

Arians led the Cardinals to a franchise record in 2015, ending the season with a 13-3 record and his first playoffs win as a head coach. He was NFL Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2014.

Copyright 2016 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.


  • Social Connect

  • Contact

    AZ Family