Kansas City Chiefs Cancel Practice After DL BJ Thompson Went Into Cardiac Arrest

The Kansas City Chiefs canceled practice following DL BJ Thompson suffering a medical incident that had him brought to the hospital.

The defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs cut their day short Thursday morning as a player was rushed to the hospital following a medical emergency.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, “The Chiefs canceled all team activities today after a backup defensive lineman had a seizure in a special teams meeting and went into cardiac arrest, per sources. The team’s medical staff worked quickly, an ambulance was called and the player is currently in stable condition.”

Pelissero reported that the player was BJ Thompson, a fifth-round pick in 2023 out of Stephen F. Austin. He appeared in one game for the Super Bowl champs as a rookie.

His agent, Chris Turnage, told Pelissero after visiting Thompson in the hospital. Turnage said: “BJ is still unconscious at this point, but he’s stable and vitals are good. His family asks for your continued prayers.”

Thursday was Day 2 of three voluntary workouts scheduled for this week. It is unknown whether the Chiefs will reconvene Friday for their final day of voluntary OTAs (organized team activities) this offseason.

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