New England area hospitals have reported an alarming influx of patients with ankle, knee and leg injuries. An exhaustive study of treatment and admission records by experts from the Department of Health with the help of the CDC has determined that the epidemic of lower extremity injuries is being caused by so called Patriots 'fans' leaping off of the bandwagon.
The injury seems to be most common on those who became fans after the Super Bowl wins in the early 2000s and the undefeated season of 2007. Some patients claim they landed poorly because their pink helmets impaired their vision.
Said one teenage female patient named Babe who was interviewed while leaving the Mass General on crutches, " I just became a fan because I think Tom Brady is cute. I never knew they would lose 3 games".
Health officials have issued an advisory telling people who call themselves Patriots fans to stay off of the bandwagon in the first place and they won't get hurt leaping off at the first sign of trouble.
More information will be forthcoming on a related sickness called 'whinitis'. It's main symptom is incessant whining about how they always knew that this player or coach stunk despite having lauded them in the past.