Trenton Thompson has medical issues to address, according to the statement below, and those issues mean he won’t be attending classes at Georgia for the time being.
Here’s the full statement made by the University of Georgia Athletic Association:
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.
The message boards are already buzzing about the possibility this is something more than meets the eye, but I urge against any tendency to believe a negative narrative. This is obviously a personal matter and Thompson’s family would like it to be addressed in a private manner.
I won’t be adding any fuel to the speculation fire by surmising what may have happened to Thompson.
End of the day, Thompson’s mother has decided to do what is best for her son.
As to the obvious questions: When will Thompson return? Does this mean his football playing days, at Georgia, are over?
My answer can only come as that of a mother with a son of her own: if the Good Lord wills it, then Thompson will make a healthy return to the playing field. At this point, whether it’s in a Georgia uniform or a professional one, matters not one bit to me. I just want to see him healthy and strong.
Let’s all simply pray for Trenton and then let the Lord above take care of the rest.