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Chiefs' Thompson released from hospital days after cardiac event

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive lineman BJ Thompson was released from the hospital Monday night, his agent, Chris Turnage, told NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Thompson suffered a seizure during a special teams meeting Thursday and went into cardiac arrest.

"The family thanks everyone for their prayers and wants to especially thank the Chiefs' medical and training staff for their rapid response and professionalism throughout this situation," Turnage said in a statement.

Kansas City's medical staff performed CPR on Thompson before he was transported to the hospital.

Team trainer Rick Burkholder said the defensive lineman was placed on a ventilator and heavily sedated Thursday night at the University of Kansas Health System. He was brought out of sedation Friday, where he was awake and alert.

Kansas City drafted Thompson from Stephen F. Austin in the fifth round in 2023. He played in only one game last campaign, recording two tackles in the regular-season finale against the Los Angeles Chargers.

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