Georgia DT Trenton Thompson Released from Hospital After Medical Emergency

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistFebruary 23, 2017

Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson (78) after an NCAA college football game against Nicholls, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, in Athens, Ga. Georgia won 26-24. (AP Photo/Brett Davis)
Brett Davis/Associated Press

Georgia Bulldogs defensive tackle Trenton Thompson was released from the hospital on Thursday morning, according to WSB-TV's Tyisha Fernandes

Thompson was reportedly "rushed" to the hospital on Wednesday after a University of Georgia police officer saw Thompson wandering along the road and reported that he "appeared very unsteady on his feet, and his eyes were very bloodshot," per Fernandes. 

On Thursday, the University of Georgia Athletics Association released a statement confirming Thompson has stepped away from school for the remainder of the semester as he continues to deal with an unspecified medical condition, per Fernandes:

Based upon recent events, Trenton Thompson's family has authorized UGAAA to release the following information. Trenton has been dealing with a significant medical issue which required emergency hospitalization and extended hospital stay. Trenton was recently discharged from the hospital and remains under close medical care. With respect to last night’s incident, the physical appearance and behavior described in the UGA PD report is solely related to an adverse reaction to medications prescribed specifically for his medical condition. The adverse reaction required emergency transport to Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released. Toxicology tests performed at the hospital were negative for OxyContin. We cannot release any further information at this time due to federal privacy laws. Due to the medical issues, Trenton is withdrawing from classes this semester, and his family requests privacy during this time.

A sophomore who hails from Albany, Georgia, Thompson was a key cog in the middle of the Bulldogs' defense throughout the 2016 conversation.

Over the course of 13 games, Thompson racked up 56 tackles, including 9.5 for loss, five sacks and seven pressures. 

Stats courtesy of Georgia's official athletics website

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