DeMarcus Cousins may be back on the floor sooner than we all thought.
In round one of the NBA Playoffs, Demarcus Cousins tore his left quad muscle – his second leg injury in just two years – and everyone was immediately doubtful for his return to the basketball floor in this year’s playoffs.
DeMarcus Cousins left the floor after suffering a non-contact injury. pic.twitter.com/f2gblEK4HJ
— KNBR (@KNBR) April 16, 2019
But, after a few weeks of rehab, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr said Cousins could possibly come back this postseason after all.
“He’s coming along pretty well,” Kerr told reporters. “It’s just wait-and-see.”
Steve Kerr said it’s possible DeMarcus Cousins (quad) and Damian Jones (pectoral muscle) could return in the playoffs. Jones will be cleated for contact work I’m coming days: pic.twitter.com/aNt5aV9O9B
— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) May 5, 2019
After a detrimental injury in 2018, Cousins went to Golden State to build himself back up to look more appealing to other NBA teams come contract time, all en route to winning a championship. All of that seemed to be at risk once his quad blew out in the first round, so hopefully, Cousins will return and play a big role in what would be Golden State’s fourth championship in five years.