Packers’ legend Ted Thompson diagnosed with an autonomic disorder

Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson has announced he was diagnosed with a nervous system disorder.

In a statement released on the Packers’ website Wednesday, Thompson said he was diagnosed with an autonomic disorder. Thompson said his doctors told him the disorder is not related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy which has impacted the health of several former NFL players.

“It is my hope and belief that I will be able to overcome this disorder,” Thompson wrote in the statement.

Thompson also said his diagnosis was one of the reasons he stepped down from the role of general manager after the 2017 season.

On Saturday, Thompson was inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame.

In 2005, Thompson began a 12-year stint as the team’s general manager. He is perhaps best known to fans as the man behind the decision to draft current Packers quarterback, Aaron Rodgers.

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