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Kansas City Chiefs player BJ Thompson stable after having cardiac arrest

Kansas City Chiefs DL BJ Thompson suffered a cardiac arrest during a team meeting.

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Kansas City Chiefs player BJ Thompson is recovering and in a stable condition after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The Super Bowl champions postponed their practice session on Thursday when the defensive linesman had a seizure in a meeting, causing panic.

But he is now reportedly in a stable condition but remains in hospital.

NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero wrote on X: “The Chiefs cancelled 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.”

Thompson was picked in the fifth round of the draft in 2023 and was part of the squad that went on to win the Super Bowl in February.

The 25-year-old has only lined up once for the team, against the Los Angeles Chargers in January, which was the final regular season game.

He did make sure to participate in all the celebrations after the win against the San Francisco 49ers in Las Vegas and headed to the White House to meet President Joe Biden.

Thompson also gave an interview about his aspirations in the NFL, saying: “I just want to put on for my town and show them that anything is possible, no matter where you come from. Hopefully I am accomplishing that.

“Me and my friends, we all had dreams and goals of NFL, NBA but along the lines, dreams kind of die off and people get other plans.”

Thompson will be hoping to break into the team more next season and help the Chiefs defend their title.

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Mitch Fretton

Mitch is a freelance sports journalist with experience working for LiveScore, GOAL and Colchester United. He has experience working from both his desk at home and in the press box at games covering the Champions League and international football.