UGA DT Trent Thompson Leaving Program Indefinitely To Deal With Medical Issue

    UGA defensive tackle Trent Thompson has left the program for now. Thompson had recently spent time in hospital dealing with medical issue.

    February 24, 2017

    UGA defensive tackle Trent Thompson has left the program for now. Thompson had recently spent time in hospital dealing with a medical issue.


    Georgia star defensive tackle Trent Thompson will be taking a leave of absence from the Bulldogs program after being hospitalized on Wednesday evening.

    The UGA Athletic Association released a statement with details.

    “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.”

    As a sophomore in 2016, Thompson recorded 56 total tackles with 9.5 coming for a loss. He also racked up five sacks as the Bulldogs went 8-5 in head coach Kirby Smart’s first season in Athens.

    Thompson was seen in the road early last Thursday morning and was stopped by police, who he told that he had taken “oxies”, short for OxyContin. That claim was proven false by the toxicology test report.

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