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Chiefs’ BJ Thompson goes into cardiac arrest during team meeting: reports

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Kansas City Chiefs defensive end B.J. Thompson is in stable condition after going into cardiac arrest during a team meeting on Thursday morning, according to multiple reports. 

Thompson, who was drafted by the Chiefs in the fifth round of the 2023 draft, suffered a seizure during a special teams meeting at the Chiefs’ training facility and went into cardiac arrest, according to the NFL Network.

BJ Thompson walks off the field

B.J. Thompson, #53 of the Kansas City Chiefs, walks off the field during a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on August 19, 2023, in Glendale, Arizona.  (Ric Tapia/Getty Images)

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He was immediately attended to by medical staff on sight and reportedly taken away in an ambulance. 

The 25-year-old NFL player is said to be in stable condition. 

BJ Thompson rushes the edge

B.J. Thompson, #53 of the Kansas City Chiefs, rushes the edge during a game against the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium on January 7, 2024, in Inglewood, California.  (Ric Tapia/Getty Images)

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According to ESPN, the Chiefs canceled Thursday’s practice session and rescheduled it for the following day. 

Thompson is entering his second season with the Chiefs. He appeared in one game his rookie season against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 18, where he registered two tackles. 

Chiefs training facility

A sign showing the Kansas City Chiefs’ victories in Super Bowls IV, LIV, LVII and LVIII during OTA’s at the Chiefs Training Facility in Kansas City, MO.  (Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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Friday will mark the team’s final offseason training activity (OTA) before they return next week for mandatory minicamp. 

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