DeMarcus Cousins Diagnosed With Torn Quad

The Warriorsfears have been confirmed, as big man DeMarcus Cousins has been diagnosed with a torn left quad, sources tell Shams Charania of The Athletic (via Twitter).

According to Charania (via Twitter), the tear will almost certainly end Cousins’ season, though he and the team will see how he responds to the first couple weeks of rehab. For now, the Warriors have ruled him out indefinitely.

The injury isn’t expected to require surgery, sources tell Charania. Marc Spears of The Undefeated adds (via Twitter) that the former All-Star is still waiting to learn the “full extent” of the injury, which presumably includes a recovery timeline.

As we detailed earlier today, Cousins’ latest injury is a brutal break for the 28-year-old, who has now had two consecutive contract years cut short by major leg injuries. After missing the postseason in his first seven NBA seasons, Cousins has been on playoff teams in each of the last two seasons, but was unable to suit up last spring for the Pelicans due to his Achilles tear, and now will likely end up playing just 25 playoff minutes for Golden State.

Cousins, who spent the first half of the 2018/19 season recovering from his Achilles injury, averaged an impressive 16.3 PPG, 8.2 RPG, 3.6 APG, and 1.5 BPG in 30 games (25.7 MPG) for the Warriors, positioning himself for a more lucrative contract than his current one-year, $5.34MM deal. Faced with another major injury though, he may have to take a second consecutive one-year, prove-it contract this summer in the hopes of once again rebuilding his value.

With Cousins sidelined, the Warriors will lean more heavily on Andrew Bogut and Kevon Looney at the five, with Jordan Bell perhaps seeing occasional minutes as well.

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17 thoughts on “DeMarcus Cousins Diagnosed With Torn Quad

  1. InvalidUserID

    Feel bad for DeMarcus. He was working so hard to get back this season and then this happened to him.

  2. wright0525

    The injury is not as bad as last year. When the Lakers strike out on everyone else, they will give him a big contract.

    • hopper15

      It wouldn’t surprise me if he takes another one year deal to stay in GS.

  3. Meadowlark

    Tough break for the guy. They sure enough could have used him last night.

  4. formerlyz

    Back to back 2 of the more painful injuries you can have. Wonder how it could effect. Big lile Cousons, considering that’s your stability. Hopefully, it’s only a partial tear

  5. Strike Four

    So us GSW fans had to hear it all year from the media and the peanut gallery idiots about how we “ruined” the game over what amounted to Boogie playing 30 games and 1 playoff game for GSW? Great, just great work you idiots…..hope youre happy at everyones time and energy you sapped….

    • Codeeg

      Wow you take what the warriors as a team do personally? Are you a coach or something? Congrats on first place in the west bro.

    • x%sure

      Cousins is a born sapper. Also his hedge defense is/was immobile and he was terrible in game 1. Looney is better at least vs LAC & Lou Williams.
      I thought Bogut would be their main center as soon as he was rumored to be arriving. I think he will surprise.

      • Curtisrowe

        How will bogut “Surpise”? He’s had the same game for years. You got no offense, decent D and some boards.

        • x%sure

          People assume he’s aged out of the NBA. But I suspect he will get major minutes on a successful team. Although, the Clippers took one from them already…

    • Thumb down.

      Don’t say “us” if you’re talking like that. With success comes detractors. Just let it all roll off your back.

  6. Guest617

    no need to ever feel bad for a multimillionaire athlete that gets to be paid to play a sport

    • HubcapDiamondStarHalo

      If you can’t have a shred of human decency for a human being who has been badly injured in consecutive years (regardless of their financial situation), then that speaks pretty poorly for you.

  7. Thronson5

    Feel bad for him. He worked hard to get back, took less money and sacrificed stats to win and now this. That sucks

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