Kansas City, MO— Tamba Hali and Justin Houston weren’t the only Chiefs to suffer injuries last weekend. Long time mascot Dan Meers was added to the injury list, he reportedly suffered serious injuries in a rehearsal last Saturday.
Meers who has been the mascot since 1989, suffered serious enough injuries that required him to surgery. Although no one will confirm what injuries he suffered in the incident. “Meers is hospitalized in serious but stable condition,” said Tim Dollar, Meer’s attorney.
Meers sustained the injury last Saturday practicing for a new introduction skit involving a bungee cord. The use of a bungee cord was simply a modification to what Meers did in the home opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
Here is the link to the introduction against the Dallas Cowboys.
Meers is known for his dramatic introductions including the zip line, as well as his tackling of the other team’s mascot.
KC Wolf was rehearsing for the introduction on Saturday, and planned to perform it the next day when the Chiefs took on the Chargers. But an incident with a third-party company that set up the riggings, and Meers reportedly careened into the upper-deck of Arrowhead.
Neither Dollar nor the Chiefs would confirm the name of the third-party, but an investigation is pending.
“The Meers family want to express their sincerest gratitude to the Chiefs organization for their support during this time and over the years. In addition, the family wants to thank Chiefs fans as well as the greater Kansas City community for their expressions of love and support. Dan Meers is a man of faith and deeply appreciates your prayers during his ongoing recovery,” said Dollar in a written statement after the injury.
Meers has touched a lot of fans in his 20 plus years as KC Wolf. He became the first NFL mascot to be inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame. He also performed as a mascot for the St. Louis Cardinals, as well as the mascot for the University of Missouri.
For those who wish to contribute to Meer’s recovery, Chiefs Organization is collecting “get-well wishes”. If you wish to express your gratitude, send to One Arrowhead Drive, Kansas City, Mo., 64129.
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