'Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Lineman BJ Thompson Released from Hospital'

Sports | June 11, 2024, 5:36 a.m.

BJ Thompson, Chiefs defensive lineman, was discharged from the hospital after suffering a seizure and cardiac arrest during a team meeting. His agent, Chris Turnage praised the quick response and professionalism of the Chiefs medical and training staff. Initially in stable condition but unconscious, Thompson received praise from head coach Andy Reid. Drafted in the fifth round last year, Thompson appeared in one game as a rookie, showcasing his potential before the unfortunate incident. The family expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support and prayers during this harrowing experience. Thompson's recovery is a testament to the importance of fast and effective emergency response in sports, highlighting the crucial role of team medical staff in handling such situations with skill and professionalism. Thompson's journey back to health serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of sports and the resilience required to overcome adversity.