Last night, former Kentucky center and current Golden State Warrior DeMarcus Cousins fell to the floor with an apparent non-contact left quad injury.
And according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, there is “significant concern” that he tore it.
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
The injury occurred when Cousins made an attempt to dive for a loose ball early in the first quarter.
Right away, the 6-foot-11 big man knew something wasn’t right, immediately grabbing at his left leg.
Here was the play:
DeMarcus Cousins limped off and headed to the locker room after chasing down a loose ball
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) April 16, 2019
And another angle:
Another look at the play which injured Boogie. pic.twitter.com/wBle8wHPOs
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 16, 2019
Walking off the court, Cousins was visibly frustrated with the situation, brushing off teammates trying to help him to the locker room.
Once he got to the tunnel, the former Wildcat lifted up his shorts on the left side, which revealed an obvious sign that things are not right with his quad.
This news comes just 15 months after Cousins suffered a torn left Achilles in January of 2018, 32 games after he made his season debut post-injury, and just one game after he made his first career start and registered his first points in the NBA Playoffs.
Now, an MRI today will not only determine if the former Wildcat’s very first postseason is over, but whether or not he will have to start from scratch in the rehabilitation process.