The Baltimore Ravens recently suffered a serious injury on their team, but it wasn’t any player. Instead, an MVP on the sideline was carted off the field.
During halftime of Baltimore’s 17-15 preseason finale victory over the visiting Washington Commanders on Saturday night at M&T Bank Stadium, Poe, the Ravens mascot, was taken off the field during a mascot vs young football team game. Three people had to lift the mascot into the cart after stabilizing his left leg.
Since professional sports mascots are frequently known for their humorous antics, many people weren’t first sure Poe, who laid on the field for about five minutes, was injured. However, when Ravens coach John Harbaugh walked onto the field and checked the mascot, it was discovered to be serious. Poe’s injuries nearly caused a game delay since the mascot had to leave the field just a minute before the third quarter started.
It was a very rough game between the mascots and the young football players, according to ESPN.com. As one of the players attempted to enter the end zone, a Bear mascot shoved him off his feet. Midway through the third quarter, a replacement Poe entered the game, drawing applause as he offered the crowd high-fives.
Whatever happens, the game must go on. You can check out Harbaugh’s reaction to a question concerning Poe’s health following the game below. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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