Toronto Raptors mascot tears Achilles tendon, will miss 2013-14 season

The Raptor will miss the entire season. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The 2013-14 NBA season hasn't started yet, and the Toronto Raptors have already lost a key member of the squad.

Namely, its mascot. repots that The Raptor, the longtime mascot for Canada's only NBA franchise, tore his Achilles' tendon during a community appearance over the weekend.

The unidentified person who wears the mascot's costume will not be available to perform this season, the report says.