Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins is out indefinitely after tearing his left quadriceps in Game 2 of the team's first round playoffs matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers, the Warriors announced Tuesday. Cousins will begin rehabilitation immediately.
Yahoo! Sports reported Tuesday morning that Cousins was expected to miss the rest of the postseason with the injury.
The Athletic's Shams Charania reported the diagnosis on Tuesday morning. Charania reported it's likely a season-ending energy but the team will see how he responds to the first two weeks of rehab. The injury is not expected to require surgery.
During the first quarter of Game 2, Cousins suffered the non-contact injury while trying to chase down a loose ball.
Cousins only played four minutes and scored two points before he was injured.
The defending champions ended up blowing a 31-point second half lead to Los Angeles and lost 135–131, the biggest blown lead in NBA playoff history.
The 28-year-old Cousins signed with the Warriors in July after spending the first six plus seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings before being dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline in February 2017.
Cousins, who will be a free agent at season's end, played 65 games with the Pelicans before tearing his Achilles tendon in January 2018.
With the series tied at one game apiece, Game 3 is set for Thursday night in Los Angeles.