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Raptors mascot out for the season after achilles tendon tear

The Toronto Raptors mascot will undergo surgery soon.
Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   Oct. 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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The Toronto Raptors mascot "The Raptor" wont be cheering for his team anytime soon.

According to the Toronto Sun, the mascot will be out for the season after suffering from a torn Achilles during a school visit in Halifax over the weekend.

The team said The Raptor will undergo surgery soon. In the meantime the team is reportedly working on a back-up plan for the rest of the season.

Head coach Dwane Casey says his daughter cried when she learned of the injury and added the Raptor is a valued member of the organization who will be back.

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