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Report | Chiefs DE BJ Thompson awake, responsive after seizure, cardiac arrest

Thompson reportedly suffered stroke, cardiac arrest
BJ Thompson
Nic Jones
Posted at 5:21 AM, Jun 07, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Chiefs' defensive end BJ Thompson is reportedly awake and responsive Friday after suffering a seizure and cardiac arrest at a special teams meeting on Thursday.

Late Thursday night, NFL insider Tom Pelissero reported that Thompson was unconscious, but in stable condition, citing an update from Thompson's agent.

Thompson's agent shared that the DE was awake and responsive Friday, per Pelissero.

"The second-year pro’s prognosis is good," Pelissero shared in a social media post.

Thompson was drafted by the Chiefs as a fifth-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department First responders were dispatched to the practice facility just before 8:40 a.m. Thursday, per activity logs.

The Chiefs' organized team activities practice was originally set to take place on Thursday at 11:20 a.m.

Practice was delayed until Friday at the same time after the medical emergency. The Chiefs are expected to address reporters at Friday's practice.