I have no particular insight about what Trent Thompson’s condition might be, so in that regard, all I can do is wish him the best for a speedy recovery, whether that involves a future at Georgia or otherwise.
Chip Towers reports that he’s been released from the hospital, but the rest of the details are murky.
There are conflicting reports as to the cause of his medical issues but it is not believed to be football related. Police have not yet responded to requests for a report. Sources with knowledge of the situation told DawgNation no drugs or alcohol were involved.
“Trenton was recently discharged from the hospital and remains under close medical care,” a statement by UGA said. “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.”
No idea what that medical condition might be, although Towers also reports that
Marshall Thompson may have underwent shoulder surgery this offseason. It’s not worth speculating beyond that.
If there’s anything noteworthy about the matter, it’s the restraint displayed by the UGAPD officer who first came upon Thompson clearly in distress. No overreaction and EMS was called. Considering that Williamson’s finest once arrested a football player for failing to give his middle name, that’s almost praiseworthy behavior. It’s certainly professional. Good enough that I’ll refrain from snark.
This is a little weird, though.
Grady News Source, UGA’s in-house television news production team, asked Georgia kicker Rodrigo Blankenship what he knew about the situation.
“Trent has asked that we don’t speak to anybody else about what’s happened, just because the football team is a brotherhood and a family,” Blankenship said in a brief interview that appeared on WSB-TV.
Rodrigo Blankenship, team spokesman? And you’d think that the in-house news staff would know in advance that it wouldn’t get much in the interview, so was the only point to reinforce the “we’re a family” talk? Like I said, a little weird.