Outside of rookie guard Kyrie Irving, the most recognizable member of the Cleveland Cavaliers has to be their mascot, Moondog.
Sadly, Moodog hasn’t been in action as of late due to an injury suffered while play-fighting with Indiana forward David West:
Mascot Moondog was the latest wearing wine and gold to get hurt Thursday night, when the Pacers’ David West accidentally struck him in the face in pregame warm-ups.
West told the Associated Press, “I feel terrible about that, I really do, we were just having fun. We were just messing around. I really hope he’s OK. Make sure he knows I’m sorry,”
A Cavs spokesman said that Moondog was taken to the hospital but was treated and released.
The timetable for Moondog’s return is Sunday against the Orlando Magic.
UPDATE: Here is the video of the incident:
(Courtesy of News Net 5)