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Chiefs Mascot Injured During Stunt Practice

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One thing will be missing the next time the Kansas City Chiefs take the field. The team's mascot is recovering from injuries he apparently suffered while practicing stunts.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One thing will be missing the next time the Kansas City Chiefs take the field.

The team's mascot is recovering from injuries he apparently suffered while practicing stunts.

Along with the noise out at Arrowhead Stadium comes The Wolf. K.C. Wolf has been a staple out at the stadium now for more than twenty years, cheering on our Chiefs and bringing smiles to all of us no matter how old. The man behind that lovable mask is Dan Meers, a husband and father of three from Kansas City.

Meers is K.C. Wolf 24-7, not just on game day. He travels the country as team mascot, talking to kids about everything from nutrition to what it's like to be K.C. Wolf. This is Meers back in April, talking to a group of kids in Nebraska.
"One of the things I like about my job is I get to meet a lot of people, and I get to travel to a lot of places," he told them.  

But one of the things he does best is entertain.

This is from a montage Meers travels with when he's speaking to kids. It's just an example of what Kansas City is so used to seeing with this big guy -- lots of daring stunts.

And it was a stunt over the weekend that's landed Meers in the hospital. The Kansas City Chiefs are saying very little about the incident, only verifying that there was an accident on Saturday during practice, that Meers is still hospitalized and that he's expected to thankfully make a full recovery.

Friends tell us it was a bungee accident of some sort, and while no one wanted to get into specifics, there are reports Meers suffered some pretty severe injuries that required surgery over the weekend. Well wishers are coming forward across the city, hoping this big lovable face will be back out at Arrowhead doing what he does best very soon.


(Amy Anderson, KCTV News for CNN)


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