He was later visited in hospital by Chris Hughton (who was boss for the day) and the club's managing director Derek Llambias, but revealed he had been kept fully informed of what was happening by his grandson.
Kinnear: "I would like to thank everyone who has been asking how I have been feeling.
"Although I missed the game, I had my grandson giving me a full commentary on the match.
"It was a great win for us and I told Chris well done and to pass on my congratulations to the players when he came to see me on Saturday evening."
Llambias: "Joe was in good spirits and had been listening to the game all afternoon.
"And in typical Joe fashion, he was more concerned about the team's win than himself.
"He was nice and relaxed and hopefully will be back home in a couple of days."