On April 15, former Kentucky star and current Golden State Warrior DeMarcus Cousins fell to the ground in Game 2 of the first round of the NBA Playoffs in excruciating pain.
Later that night, it was announced Cousins had torn his left quad, leaving the rest of his season seriously in doubt.
Fast forward to today, and the former Wildcat now believes that he will be able to play again this season.
In an interview with The Undefeated today, Cousins said that while the injury last month was like a “bad movie,” he believes it will have a “very nice ending.”
“For me, my goal is I ain’t planning on sitting,” Cousins said. “I don’t know the reality of it. But for me, that is not what I’m planning on doing. … It’s definitely some type of bad movie. But I think it will have a very nice ending. Just wait for it.”
Cousins said that once they told him the severity of it, he was confident a deep Playoff run for the Warriors would potentially give him the opportunity to suit up again.
“I was confident from the beginning once they told me the severity of it,” Cousins said. “Talking to the doctors helped me understand the injury a little more. I started analyzing things and playing it out in my head. I’m going to take it day by day and work my ass off like I always do…
“Obviously, I was little more relieved that it wasn’t anything catastrophic like I’ve dealt with before. It sucks to be injured anyway on top of that. The timing of it really f—ed me up the most. It’s a part of this game, man. I’m not the first. I won’t be the last.”