Kansas City Chiefs mascot KC Wolf seriously injured in mishap during practice, hospitalized
Dan Meers, the man who has played the KC Wolf ever since the mascot was introduced in 1989, was seriously injured on Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium while practicing a routine he intended to perform during the team’s game against the San Diego Chargers on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
The specific extent of Meers’ injuries — he was subsequently hospitalized — are unknown, but a friend reported that it was a serious back injury, according to an AP report.
The injuries allegedly occurred as Meers was rehearsing a routine involving a zip line.
A statement from Meers’ attorney indicates and appears to imply the accident was caused by some kind of safety oversight and/or human error.
“The injuries appear to be related to the manner in which a third-party company secured the riggings,” Meers’ attorney, Tim Dollar, said. “However, an investigation is pending.”
Get well soon, the guy who performs as KC Wolf. Although if he does not, the fact that his attorney already is making statements sure seems to indicate that Meers may receive a nice payoff in the process.