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A few weeks ago we got word that the New Orleans Pelicans are going to revamp "Pierre The Pelican" before the end of the season. Well, the team decided to have a little fun with it and finally released a statement on the matter...
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New Orleans Pelicans mascot, Pierre, suffered a broken beak on Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Pelicans Practice Facility during a pickup game of basketball with fellow NBA mascots Grizz (Memphis Grizzlies), Rocky (Denver Nuggets) and Slamson (Sacramento Kings), as well as NFL mascot, Gumbo (New Orleans Saints).

The story of Pierre's injury and recovery will air during halftime on Fox Sports New Orleans' broadcast of the Pelicans' match-up with the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 p.m.

The injury occurred late in the pickup game as Pierre drove to the basket and was fouled by Grizz on the play. He sustained a broken beak after running into the padded stanchion on the goal.

Later today, Pierre will have surgery at Ochsner Medical Center to reconstruct the broken beak. Pelicans Team Physician Dr. Mathew McQueen will perform the surgery.
Ok, then.

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rileytiger121 months
One Ugly Mascot and team name.
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