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Toronto Raptors Mascot Ruptures Achilles, Out For Season

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Toronto Raptors Mascot Ruptures Achilles, Out For Season

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This Canadian dinosaur will have to rest his bones.

The Toronto Raptors' mascot ruptured his Achilles tendon performing at a school in Halifax, Nova Scotia, last weekend and will be sidelined for the season, The Toronto Star reports.

The Raptor, known locally as the Chicken, has remained a popular feature at Raptors games even as the team struggled through the years, the Star wrote. The unidentified costumed actor has reportedly not missed a game since the franchise's inception in 1995.

The team told the Toronto Sun that the man behind the mask will undergo surgery and a backup plan is being formulated.

Even Raptors coach Dwane Casey chimed in on the injury. “My daughter cried," he told the National Post. "She was upset."

The Raptor might want to consult with Kobe Bryant, who appears to be recovering quickly from his Achilles blowout.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/10/raptors-mascot-achilles_n_4079253.html


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RAPTORS RUPTURES. Say that 3

RAPTORS RUPTURES. Say that 3 times fast.

Damn, I just laughed. Maybe this is why the dinosaurs died off.

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Hope he's on contract and

Hope he's on contract and still gets paid.

Don't want to see his family begging for spare change outside of the ACC this season!

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This amused me but I hope the

This amused me but I hope the guy in the costume does make a full recovery.

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