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Chiefs get huge news on BJ Thompson after suffering cardiac arrest

BJ Thompson looks on

Jan 7, 2024; Inglewood, California, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson (53) looks on during the first half against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs’ BJ Thompson was reportedly released from the hospital on Monday night after the defensive lineman had gone into cardiac arrest during a team meeting last week.

Thompson, a second-year reserve player for the Chiefs, was attending a special teams meeting on Thursday when he suddenly suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest. He was immediately transported to a local hospital. More details on the incident can be found here.

After four days of being confined in the hospital, Thompson was able to return home on Monday to continue his recovery, per NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. Thompson’s agent Chris Turnage released a statement on behalf of Thompson and his family.

“The family thanks everyone for their prayers and wants to especially thank the Chiefs medical and training staff for their rapid response and professionalism throught [sic] this situation,” Turnage said in the statement.

The Chiefs selected Thompson in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft. The Stephen F. Austin alum played in just one game for the Chiefs last season. He recorded two tackles during Kansas City’s season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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