Chiefs' BJ Thompson out of hospital after medical episode, agent says


Join Fox News to access this content

You have reached your maximum number of articles. Log in or create a FREE account to continue reading.

By entering your email and pressing Continue, you agree to the Fox News Terms of Use and Privacy Policy, including our Financial Incentive Notice.

Please enter a valid email address.

Having problems? Click here.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman BJ Thompson was released from the hospital Monday following cardiac arrest and seizures during practices last week, his agent said.

Thompson suffered the medical scare Thursday morning, but by Friday he was improving.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson, #53, watches during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California on January 7, 2024. (Orlando Ramírez-USA TODAY Sports)

“The family thanks everyone for their prayers and wants to especially thank the Chiefs medical and training staff for their quick response and professionalism during this situation,” Chris Turnage of United Athlete Sports Agency said in a statement to NFL Network.

Thompson was immediately treated by medical personnel at the scene and was reportedly taken away in an ambulance. Harrison Butker was said to have been one of the first people to care for Thompson.

HARRISON BUTKER PLAYED A VITAL ROLE IN SAVING BJ THOMPSON DURING A SEIZURE AND CARDIAC ARRESTS, CHIEF'S STAFF SAYS

BJ Thompson tackles Easton Stick

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Easton Stick, #2, moves away from pressure from Kansas City Chiefs linebacker BJ Thompson, #53, in the fourth quarter at SoFi Stadium. (Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

According to ESPN, the Chiefs canceled Thursday's practice session and rescheduled it for the next day.

“I was able to be there, I jumped there from my office, so I went down and went in. Now, I'm not much help, they had it under control, but that's difficult, it's a difficult situation,” the head coach of the Chiefs, Andy Reid. “We've been through a couple of those in my time, and it's never fun.

“Thank God, I mean, if it were to happen, there's no better place than here, where you have the support unit that knows what to do.”

BJ Thompson vs. Cardinals

BJ Thompson, number 53 of the Kansas City Chiefs, leaves the field during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 19, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. (Ric Tapia/Getty Images)

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Thompson enters his second season with the Chiefs after being selected in the fifth round of the NFL Draft. He appeared in one game during his rookie season against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 18, when he recorded two tackles.

Fox News' Ryan Morik contributed to this report.

Follow Fox News Digital sports coverage in X and subscribe to the Fox News Sports Huddle newsletter.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

scroll to top