Dan Meers suffered serious injuries on Saturday when rehearsing a zip-line routine. His attorney, Tim Dollar, said his injuries appear to be related to the manner in which a third-party company secured the rigging, however an investigation is pending.
The 46-year-old Meers, who has been with the Chiefs as the team's beloved KC Wolf for 24 years, underwent surgery on Sunday and is in stable condition. The injury occurred while practicing for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers.
No description of Meers' specific injuries was available, but a longtime friend said Meers suffered a serious back injury.
"The injuries appear to be related to the manner in which a third-party company secured the riggings," Dollar, said. "However, an investigation is pending."
Kansas City Chiefs spokesman Ted Crews acknowledged Meers' injury on Monday but declined to give details about the accident or his condition.
While Meers doesn't perform the zip line routine every game, Dollar said, he was scheduled to do a slight variation of an entrance he'd done earlier this season.
Meers is married with three children.