Chiefs' BJ Thompson Recovering at Home After Discharged From Hospital Following Cardiac Arrest

After a medical emergency where Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest, he was released from the hospital after four days.

AceShowbiz - Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson was released from the hospital on Monday, June 10, four days after he suffered a medical emergency during a meeting at the team's facility. Thompson went into cardiac arrest after having a seizure during a special teams meeting on Thursday, June 6. The Chiefs' medical staff immediately administered CPR, and Thompson was transported to a local hospital.

Thompson's agent, Chris Turnage, released a statement expressing the family's gratitude for the prayers and the rapid response of the Chiefs' medical staff. "The family thanks everyone for their prayers and wants to especially thank the Chiefs medical and training staff for their rapid response and professionalism throughout this situation," he said.

Thompson regained consciousness on Friday and was in stable condition. Rick Burkholder, the Chiefs' vice president of sports medicine and performance, provided an update on Thompson's health, stating that he was "awake and alert."

Thompson, who was a fifth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, is entering his second year with the Chiefs. He played in one game during his rookie season.

Despite initially being sedated and placed on a ventilator, Thompson's recovery has been swift. He is now resting at home and is expected to make a full recovery. The Chiefs are currently in Phase 3 of their voluntary offseason program, with mandatory minicamp scheduled to begin on Tuesday.

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