Update: The injury has been confirmed as a torn quad.
This is probably season-ending for Cousins, but he and the team will see how he responds within the first two weeks of rehab that is not expected to require surgery, sources said. https://t.co/OctIgrMHOS— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 16, 2019
Coach Kerr says DeMarcus has been waiting for this opportunity his entire life — his entire career. He is not concerned with his rotations, but only with Boogie. https://t.co/D1ONO1o1bg— Kristen Ledlow (@KristenLedlow) April 16, 2019
Cousins went down in the first quarter of tonight’s game, falling to the court and grabbing his leg after chasing down a loose ball. He did not make contact with any other players.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Cousins will undergo an MRI on Tuesday and that the mood surrounding his injury is grim.
Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins will undergo an MRI on his quad tomorrow, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 16, 2019
There's significant concern that DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left quad, but there won't be complete certainty until his MRI on Tuesday, league sources tell ESPN. The hope is that it's just a strain.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 16, 2019
Cousins signed with the Warriors last summer on a single-year free agency deal while rehabilitating a torn left Achilles injury. He appeared in 30 regular season games, averaging 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. This is his first trip to the playoffs in his nine-year career.