Chiefs’ BJ Thompson ‘awake and responsive’ after suffering seizure and going into cardiac arrest

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson is awake and responsive in the team facility after suffering a seizure and cardiac arrest.

As his agent told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Thompson has a good prognosis for the future.

The Chiefs had to postpone organized team activities this week when Thompson suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest in a special teams meeting.

With Thompson in stable condition, the Chiefs stepped up with a charity softball event Thursday night.

Justin Reid and Trey Smith hosted the second annual Kansas City charity softball game previously hosted by Marquez Valdes-Scantling — who was traded to the Buffalo Bills this offseason.

Defensive end BJ Thompson is awake and responsive after cardiac arrest

Friday’s news was certainly welcome after some less encouraging updates earlier in the week.

After visiting his client, Thompson’s agent, Christ Turnage, announced Thursday that the Chiefs defensive end was unconscious but in stable condition.

Turnage then told Pelisser on Friday that the NFL player is now responsive and his prognosis is good.

Pelissero also broke the news of Thompson’s seizure Thursday morning.

«The Chiefs have canceled all team activities today after a backup defensive end suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest in a special teams meeting,» Pelissero wrote on X.

«The team’s medical staff worked quickly, an ambulance was called and the player is currently in a stable condition.»

While head coach Andy Reid has yet to speak to the media about the situation, he is expected to address it on Friday. However, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo did address his player’s status Thursday night.

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«Let me say this before I say anything, I’m thinking about BJ right now,» Spagnuolo offered before taking questions from reporters on Fox4KC.


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