The Warriors received bad news Monday night when center DeMarcus Cousins exited with a left quad injury that coach Steve Kerr called "pretty significant" after his team's 135-131 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.
"He's going to be out ... I'll just say awhile, because I think it's unclear right now how long he'll be out," Kerr told reporters at Oracle Arena after Game 2 of the NBA playoff first-round series. "Yeah, it's serious."
That seems to confirms ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski's in-game report of the Warriors' fears.
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 suffered the injury early in the first quarter while chasing down a loose ball in the frontcourt. As he reached out for the ball, Cousins could be seen grimacing in pain. He immediately grabbed his upper left leg before heading to the locker room.
Boogie went back to the locker room after this play with apparent leg injury. pic.twitter.com/WgzWjxA17B— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 16, 2019
Another look at the play which injured Boogie. pic.twitter.com/wBle8wHPOs— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) April 16, 2019
Cousins, of course, has been working his way back from a torn Achilles that he suffered in his left leg in January 2018. He was ruled out for the remainder of the game and will undergo an MRI within 24 hours.
DeMarcus Cousins (left quad injury) will not return to tonight's game. He will get an MRI in the next 24 hours.— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) April 16, 2019