Spurs’ Rudy Gay discusses DeMarcus Cousins injury, says he reached out to Boogie
Cousins sustained a left quadriceps tear in Game 2 of his first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers. According to ESPN, the All-Star center will be out indefinitely after an MRI revealed the extent of the injury, which he suffered while pursuing a loose ball against Los Angeles.
Gay told Tom Orsborn of the San Antonio Express-News that he has already talked to Cousins, knowing that his former teammate is going through a lot right now. Gay and Cousins developed a good relationship during their time together with the Sacramento Kings.
“I’ve talked to him,” Gay said. “But it’s hard right now to get anything out of anybody after something like that. He’s an emotional guy already as it is, and for something like this to happen.”
Cousins will fail to finish a season for the second consecutive year. His season was also cut short last year after sustaining a torn Achilles when he was still with the New Orleans Pelicans.
The 28-year-old superstar signed a one-year deal with the Warriors in the offseason in the hopes of playing in the NBA Finals for the first time in his career. Unfortunately for him, his first playoff stint ended abruptly, and his future remains in the balance because of the major setback.
Gay said he felt bad for Cousins because he is aware how bad his former teammate wants to play in the playoffs. Gay said he knew that the desire to experience late-stage playoff basketball was the main reason why Cousins signed a cheap contract with the star-studded Warriors.