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Raptors mascot out for season with Achilles injury

10/10/2013 09:21 EDT | Updated 12/10/2013 05:12 EST
The NBA season hasn't started yet, but the Toronto Raptors already received crushing news.

The team's mascot, known as 'The Raptor', tore his Achilles tendon in Halifax during a school visit and will miss the entire 2013-14 season. 

The team announced he will undergo surgery and they hope to find a replacement before the start of the season on October 30 when Toronto hosts the Boston Celtics.

Coach Dwane Casey said his daughter cried when she was told about the injury.

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