The Bucks suffered another big loss to injury as Bango went down for the season.
Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks' popular mascot, hurt his right knee during last weekend All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, and will need surgery in March.
The Bucks announced this afternoon that Bango will still be seen around the Bradley Center, but fans will miss his "gazelle-like dunks and agile maneuvers."
"He will miss few - if any - home games and the Energee! Dance team, Hoop Troop, Rim Rockers, Air Bango, Super Force and newly formed Bucks Wild! percussion drumline will continue to fill the court in support of Bango," the team announced.
The news that Bango had hurt himself represents the latest in a string of injuries affecting the Bucks. Andrew Bogut and Michael Redd are out for the season, and Luke Ridnour was out for several games.
Bango is expected to be a part of Sunday's Bucks Sponsor Mascot Rally during halftime of the Bucks-Denver Nuggets game at the Bradley Center, and is expected to be in the court tonight when the Bucks host the Chicago Bulls.
He'll be there, but will he still be able to skate board on his hands? This is a huge loss.
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