Pelicans’ Cousins suffers torn left Achilles

New Orleans Pelicans star big man DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn left Achilles’ tendon Friday night at home against the Houston Rockets near the end of regulation and will miss the rest of the season, according to ESPN.

Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry told reporters postgame Cousins would undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury, but as ESPN notes, the diagnosis is already clear.

Reporters covering the game said the Pelicans’ locker room was very somber even after the 115-113 victory over Houston.

Cousins entered Friday averaging 25.4 points and 12.9 rebounds and finished with a triple-double versus the Rockets — 15 points, 13 rebounds, 11 assists.

This is a terrible blow to the Pelicans (27-21).

1 Comment on "Pelicans’ Cousins suffers torn left Achilles"

  1. Man, it’s tough to see Cousins go down on a routine play like that. That is a tough twist of fate for him, but hope he comes back strong again.

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