DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Warriors big man's MRI reveals torn quad

DeMarcus Cousins, who left Game 2 of the Warriors’ first-round playoff series against the Clippers with a leg injury, suffered a torn left quadriceps, the team confirmed after an MRI exam Tuesday morning in the Bay Area.

“The injury will sideline Cousins indefinitely and he will begin rehabilitation immediately,” the team said in a statement, adding that updates on his progress would be provided as appropriate.

According to multiple reports, the injury is thought to be season-ending, but the team is going to see how he responds to rehab with the faint hope he could possibly come back later in the postseason, according to The Athletic.

The Golden State center suffered the injury when he fell chasing down a loose ball on a fast break in the first quarter.

Cousins left for the locker room and was ruled out shortly after.

Cousins, 28, made his first career playoff appearance in the Warriors’ 121-104 victory over the Clippers on Saturday. He posted nine points, nine rebounds and four assists in the contest.

Cousins joined Golden State this offseason, signing a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the two-time defending champions. This was a bargain for the four-time All-Star, even if he was recovering from a torn Achilles at the time.