This is tough, not only for Golden State Warriors fans but for DeMarcus Cousins.
Tonight during the second game of the first round of the playoffs against the Los Angeles Clippers, Boogie got in between a pass and looked to be making a breakaway transition play, but went down right away before the play continued.
As you can see from the video, he grabbed for his quad immediately after the non-contact injury and had to be helped off the floor.
He will undergo an MRI tomorrow but there prognosis looks troubling.
Three concerning aspects of that DeMarcus Cousins injury: Non-contact aspect, his reaction, same leg as the Achilles tear.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 16, 2019
This is tough for Cousins, who worked for half of the season to get himself back into basketball shape, rehabbing his Achilles and making it back to the court. Not to mention, he may miss significant time in the playoffs, which will impact his stock during the summer when free agency is going on and he was looking for a pay day.
We’re sure the Warriors can manage without him, but it’s hard to see such a talented player be affected by injuries when he has so much potential.
Pray for DeMarcus. We’re hoping for the best for him.
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins will undergo an MRI on his quad tomorrow, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 16, 2019
UPDATE: According to Marc J. Spears, Cousins has suffered a torn quad but the extent of the injury is not yet known. Boogie might be out for the season.
Fears have been confirmed with a torn quad injury, source said. Cousins waiting on doctors to learn “true extent” of injury, source said. https://t.co/2Kaou4vSIh
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) April 16, 2019