Agent for Chiefs’ BJ Thompson says player awake

Field Level Media

June 07, 2024 at 5:36 pm.

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end BJ Thompson was awake and responsive Friday afternoon after the player had a seizure and went into cardiac arrest on Thursday, NFL Network reported.

Chris Turnage, Thompson’s agent, told NFL Network that the prognosis is good for the 25-year-old Thompson, who had the seizure during a special teams meeting.

He had been unconscious at an area hospital since the incident.

Per reports, the Chiefs’ medical staff attended to Thompson and an ambulance was called. The Chiefs sent players home and rescheduled practice for Friday.

Thompson recorded two tackles in one game as a rookie last season. He was selected by Kansas City in the fifth round of the 2023 NFL Draft out of Stephen F. Austin.