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Steve Kerr on DeMarcus Cousins: ‘There’s a pretty significant quad injury’

WarriorsWire logo WarriorsWire 4/16/2019 Phillip Barnett
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The Golden State Warriors blew a 31-point lead at home in the playoffs, and that wasn't even the worst news of the night for the team.

Starting center DeMarcus Cousins went down with a quad injury early in the first quarter that immediately sent him to the training room. He did not return to the game.

Following the loss, Steve Kerr was asked if he had heard anything from the team's training staff, and told reporters that Cousins had a "pretty significant quad injury."

"There's a pretty significant quad injury. We'll get an MRI tomorrow. He's going to be out for uh - I don't know- I'll just say a while because I think it's unclear at this point on how long he'll be out. But yeah, it's significant."

While this is a huge blow to the Warriors, it's an even bigger blow to Cousins, who was playing in the first postseason of his career and was just starting to look like his old self since tearing his Achilles in the middle of last season.

Cousins was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer with an opportunity to get a max or close to a max contract if his health held up for the entire season. The timing of the quad injury couldn't have been worse because it takes away from his ability to contribute to a potential championship run, and the game happened in front of a national audience.

The prospect of Cousins returning to play again in these playoffs doesn't look great, but we won't know more about the severity of the injury until the results from his MRI come in on Tuesday.

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