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The Toronto Raptors' inflatable mascot tore its Achilles

There is a real person in there, you know, and real people sometimes hurt themselves.


You know the Toronto Raptors' inflatable mascot. It is the subject of the greatest GIF in the history of GIFs as voted by you, the people:


Well, there is a person inside that dino-balloon (Sorry, I should have suggested you sit down before telling you this, but it's true and it's time you know this) and that person suffered a pretty bad injury:

(So, not a rollerblading accident). It sounds like there will be AN inflatable raptor, just not THE inflatable raptor this season. Best of luck to the Raptor in his recovery. Our resident GIFologist sends his regards: