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Kansas City Chiefs Player Goes Into Cardiac Arrest Following Seizure

A Kansas City Chief player went into cardiac arrest following a seizure.

Defensive lineman BJ Thompson had a seizure during a special teams meeting on Thursday.

Thompson’s medical emergency resulted in the Chiefs canceling all team activities.

The backup defensive lineman is currently in a hospital, where he is in stable condition.

Per NBC News:

The Kansas City Chiefs canceled team activities Thursday after a player had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest, NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reported, citing sources.

Backup defensive lineman BJ Thompson had the seizure during a special teams meeting, Pelissero said, adding that medical staff called an ambulance and Thompson is in stable condition.

Thompson was a 2023 fifth-round pick and appeared in one game in his rookie season, according to

Per CBS:

The Kansas City Chiefs were forced to postpone practice on Thursday after a medical emergency that occurred at the facility, the team announced.

The Chiefs didn’t offer very many details on the situation, but according to NFL Media, a player — defensive lineman BJ Thompson — had to be taken to the hospital in an ambulance after he went into cardiac arrest after suffering a seizure during a special teams meeting. According to multiple reports, the Chiefs’ medical staff responded to the situation immediately and Thompson is now in stable condition at the hospital.

The Chiefs were set to hold their final offseason training activity (OTA) of the week after practicing on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Due to the situation, the Chiefs canceled all team activities scheduled for Thursday and they postponed a Thursday media session until Friday.

Thompson is the Chiefs’ 2023 fifth-round pick out of Stephen F. Austin, and appeared in one game in his rookie season.


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