The New Orleans Pelicans will be without All-Star DeMarcus Cousins for the rest of the season, after he suffered a torn left Achilles in tonight’s win against the Houston Rockets.
The saddest part is it happened with 8.1 seconds to go in the game.
DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left Achilles tendon, league sources tell ESPN. He will miss the rest of the season. The MRI is coming soon, but diagnosis is clear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 27, 2018
Cousins tried to rebound his own missed free throw and came down hard on his left leg, immediately hopping and falling to the ground when he couldn’t put pressure on it. His teammates helped him up and off the court to the locker room.
Coach Alvin Gentry said an MRI would be scheduled tomorrow and a more concrete diagnosis would be determined then.
Cousins will end his season averaging 25.4 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists a game, with the Pelicans in the 6th spot in the Western Conference. This is arguably Boogie’s best season in the league and with New Orleans in the trade market to add help for him and Anthony Davis, it is a devastating blow for their playoff push. It would have been Cousin’s first trip to the postseason.
He will also miss the All-Star Game.
Prayers go out to DeMarcus as we wish him a speedy recovery. Get well soon.