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DeMarcus Cousins leaves Game 2 with non-contact injury to left leg


Just four minutes into Game 2 of the Warriors-Clippers first round matchup, DeMarcus Cousins was forced into the locker room after a non-contact injury to what appeared to be his left quad. Cousins was attempting to corral a loose ball after forcing a turnover at the other end of the floor. Cousins could not put pressure on the leg after standing up, and limped to the locker room.

Cousins will not return to Monday’s game, and will have an MRI on the quad Tuesday.

As has been well documented, Cousins is coming off an Achilles tear, to the same left leg, sustained last season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Cousins was out for nearly a full year with the injury, returning to make his debut with the Warriors on January 18. Since his return, Cousins has averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 25.7 minutes per game.

 

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