Statement: Georgia DL Trenton Thompson dealing with ‘significant medical issue,’ will withdraw from classes this semester

Georgia defensive tackle Trenton Thompson

The University of Georgia Athletic Association released a statement Thursday after Bulldogs defensive lineman Trenton Thompson was hospitalized overnight following a medical emergency reported by police.

Thompson was discharged from the hospital Thursday. More on Thompson from DawgNation’s Chip Towers can be read here.

Here’s the complete statement regarding Thompson:

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.

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