The curse is back, and unfortunately for the 27-21 New Orleans Pelicans, who were making significant noise in the Western Conference here in the month of January, it’s back with heinous vengeance.
After the Pelicans managed to navigate more than half the regular season without an injury to the core, DeMarcus Cousins has snapped his left Achilles tendon according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left Achilles tendon, league sources tell ESPN. He will miss the rest of the season. The MRI is coming soon, but diagnosis is clear.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 27, 2018
With 15 seconds remaining in Friday’s matchup against the Houston Rockets, Cousins missed his second free throw attempt, gave chase for an offensive rebound and then crumbled to the floor after sustaining a non-contact injury.
Folks, that’s just not fair.
In watching the action live, one immediately felt this was really bad. Boogie dropped to the floor, tested his foot — with a ton of apprehension on his face, and then laid back down on the ground, covering his eyes as if he knew the worst had just happened.
It did, and now not only is the rest of this season in serious jeopardy, but the team’s #DoItBig concept in the city of New Orleans. Cousins is in the final year of his contract, but after sustaining such a severe injury, should the team automatically re-sign him? As Bobby Marks pondered, there’s probably never been a player of Cousins’ size who has suffered this type of injury. What are the odds that Boogie can come back and return to 100% pre-injury status? And, for practical purposes, when?
Best wishes to DeMarcus Cousins and pray each and every day that he enjoys the speediest and best of recoveries, but sigh, I can’t lie: This is some cursed bullshit, y’all.