Many Kansas City Chiefs Fans Who Attended Playoff Games Are Having Fingers and Toes Amputated

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  • Source: Fox 4 KC
  • 03/09/2024
While the Chiefs clinched the title of champions in this year's Super Bowl, many of their die-hard fans are grappling  with severe consequences from supporting their team to victory.

An astonishing 70% of Chiefs fans  who braved the frigid temperatures back in January now face the grim reality of frostbite, with doctors advising amputations for some. Just to jog your memory, during the Chiefs' playoff game  against the Miami Dolphins, temperatures plummeted to a bone-chilling -4 degrees, with a merciless wind chill of -27 degrees.

Let's be real here, no football team, no matter how many Super Bowl rings they boast, is worth sacrificing  your digits for.

From Fox 4 KC:

Burn survivors gathered at Research Medical Center for a second annual reunion Tuesday evening. Jack Daly came to the Grossman Burn Center in July when he recalls the heat index was 110.

“I had a lighter that I light the grill with and I also had an aerosol can of spray paint due to the heat with the grill the lighter exploded and then it ignited the spray can,” Daly said describing the situation that led to second degree burns now mostly healed over 17% of his body.

But the burn center is now dealing with injuries from far different weather conditions.

“People think of burns, they think of fire, they think of hot thermal injuries. But burns can happen from many different causes,” said Dr. Megan Garcia, Grossman Burn Center Medical Director.

Garcia told FOX4 in January she’d already seen dozens of frostbite patients. Many of those were Chiefs fans who attended the playoff game against the Miami Dolphins where it was -4 degrees with a wind chill of -27 degrees at kickoff.

It was the fourth-coldest game in NFL history and coldest in Chiefs franchise history.

HCA Midwest Health shared images of the hand of one fan who took his gloves off for just five minutes in order to put up a tent in the parking lot outside Arrowhead Stadium.

“The patients who had their frostbite injuries along with the Chiefs game, they are just getting to the point now we are starting to discuss their amputations that might be necessary,” Garcia said.

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