DeMarcus Cousins reportedly suffers season-ending Achilles tear
The New Orleans Pelicans’ worst fears have been confirmed.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported on Friday that Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left Achilles, ending his season.
DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left Achilles tendon, league sources tell ESPN. He will miss the rest of the season. The MRI is coming soon, but diagnosis is clear.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 27, 2018
Shams Charania of The Vertical first reported the initial diagnosis.
New Orleans All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has initial diagnosis of a torn left Achilles’ tendon, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. He’s on way now to get MRI to confirm.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 27, 2018
The four-time All-Star Cousins was injured in the final minute of a win over Houston on Friday night (video here). With the Pelicans in the back end of the Western Conference playoff picture and Cousins due to become a free agent after the season, this has to be the worst-case scenario for all parties involved.