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DeMarcus Cousins will have an MRI on his injured quad

He won’t be back in this game, and probably not in this series.

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DeMarcus Cousins injured his quad in the Golden State Warriors game against the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, and he will not return to the game. After leaving the court on his own power, Cousins limped to the locker room, where the training staff looked at him.

The team quickly announced that he had a left quad injury, and would not return to the game. He will receive an MRI on the quad - which is on the same side of his body as his Achilles tear - tomorrow.

Cousins suffered a non-contact injury when he tried to beat the pack on a fast break. His left leg appeared to fold awkwardly, which led to him falling on the ground. He stayed on the ground for awhile, before getting helped up and limping off the court.

Now it’s just a matter of seeing how severe the injury is. It seems unlikely that Cousins will return during this first round series, but hopefully the injury is minor enough that Boogie can be back later in the playoffs. He’s certainly worked incredibly hard for this opportunity.

We will keep you updated as more news comes out. In the meantime, expect to see a lot more Andrew Bogut.