DeMarcus Cousins of the Golden State Warriors currently has a torn left quadriceps. Due to his injury, he will be out for the remainder of the season. He will soon begin rehabilitation so that he can be in tip-top shape for the next season.
On Tuesday, an MRI was able to confirm the tear. The injury occurred during the first quarter on Monday. The Warriors were playing against the LA Clippers for game 2 of their playoff series. He was pursuing a loss ball.
After knocking away a pass from Danilo Gallinari of the Clippers, Cousins fell to the floor. He was in the process of picking himself up when immediately asked to be taken out of the game.
Last season, Cousins tore his left Achilles tendon, missing a full year of play time. He was playing for New Orleans. Cousins was able to sign a one-year contract with the Warriors as he was expecting his full recovery.
Cousins Tears Quadriceps, Out For Playoffs
According to Kevon Looney, center for the Warriors, it’s tough to see his teammate in this condition. He says that Cousins is resilient; he hates seeing someone tough as Cousins out during the playoffs. However, Looney believed that when he comes back, he will be better than before.
With Cousins out the game, Looney was able to score 19 points on Monday in a matter of 19 minutes. Official expect Kerr to utilize Looney and Andre Bogut for the remainder of the postseason. Though Bogut is not a new face to the Warriors, he only became a part of the team for the current season last month.
In 2015, Bogut was able to play with the Warriors when they won the championship. He was with them the following year as well as the team lost during Game 7 of the NBA Finals.