DeMarcus Cousins Will Reportedly Miss the Rest of the Season Following Achilles Injury

The Pelicans end up winning the game.

DeMarcus Cousins

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 26: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the New Orleans Pelicans lies down on the ground after injuring his ankle during the second half of a NBA game against the Houston Rockets at the Smoothie King Center on January 26, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

DeMarcus Cousins

The New Orlean Pelicans may be in trouble. All-Star DeMarcus Cousins was injured during Friday's game against the Houston Rockets and was helped off the court by teammates. Cousins' non-contact injury was sustained to his left Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter after he attempted to rebound his own missed free throw.

Cousins landed hard on his left leg, hopped a few times, and fell over. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Cousins will miss the rest of the season.

ESPN sources: New Orleans' All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a season-ending Achilles tear. Story:

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 27, 2018

Speaking to reporters following the game, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry commented on the injury, saying, "We're scared about it." ​Gentry continued, "I feel horrible for him. Everything that he's done, and what he's tried to do for us this year and what he's made himself and the improvements in all areas that he's made on and off the court, has just been great. I don't want that to happen to a guy that's trying to better himself."

.@matt_winer, @daldridgetnt and @realgranthill33 react to a potential DeMarcus Cousins injury at the end of the Pelicans-Rockets game. #CrunchTime

— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 27, 2018

There's significant fear within Pelicans that DeMarcus Cousins' Achilles injury is serious. Initial diagnosis "doesn't look good," one source tells ESPN.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 27, 2018

"It's his achilles. He'll get an MRI. We'll know the severity of it tomorrow." - @PelicansNBA Head Coach, Alvin Gentry on DeMarcus Cousins injury#GameTime

— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 27, 2018

Cousins is scheduled to undergo an MRI scan, USA Todayreports sources as saying. He finished the game with 15 points, 13 rebounds, and 11 assists. Cousins is set to become a free agent once off season rolls around and was most likely going to be offered a max contract, SB Nationreports

The Pelicans won the home game against the Rockets. The final score was 115-113. 

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