Pelicans confirm Cousins' Achilles injury Global on Jan 28, 2018 07:17 AM
Pelicans confirm Cousins' Achilles injury
New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) is helped off the court after injuring his left Achilles tendon, according to the team, during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets in New Orleans, Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The Pelicans won 115-113. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

New Orleans Pelicans press release

NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced today that forward DeMarcus Cousins has been diagnosed with a rupture of the left Achilles tendon. Pelicans Director of Medical Services/Head Team Physician Dr. Misty Suri performed the initial examination and diagnosis. An MRI taken last night confirmed the diagnosis as a left Achilles tendon rupture.

Cousins will undergo surgery to repair the injury and will miss the remainder of the season. Further updates will be provided appropriately.


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