Warriors confirm DeMarcus Cousins has torn left quad, is out indefinitely
The Golden State Warriors have confirmed multiple reports that All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has a torn left quad and will be out indefinitely.
Cousins suffered the injury on Monday night. It’s a devastating blow for Cousins, who tore his Achilles tendon last season with the New Orleans Pelicans:
DeMarcus Cousins Injury Update: pic.twitter.com/iCXEID5Jnt
— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 16, 2019
Monday was just a terrible night for the Warriors. They lost Cousins likely for the rest of the playoffs and blew a 31-point lead at home to the Los Angeles Clippers.
The series between the Clippers and Warriors is now tied at 1-1. The series shifts to Los Angeles for Games 3 and 4.
Cousins played in 30 regular-season games. The four-time All-Star averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per contest while shooting 48.0 percent from the field, 27.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free-throw line.
Your heart has to break for Cousins. This was the first time in his NBA career he was playing in the postseason. Now, Boogie has to sit on the sidelines again and rehab an injury.
Cousins becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. All season long, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr talked about how the franchise wanted to help the big man get a lucrative contract in free agency. There are no plans for Cousins to undergo surgery, but all signs point toward the center coming back to Golden State on a cheap deal next season.