DeMarcus Cousins Tears Achilles Tendon, Out For Season [Video]

DeMarcus Cousins tore his left Achilles tendon Friday night and will miss the rest of the season.

The New Orleans Pelicans were leading the Houston Rockets late in the contest, when Cousins chased down a missed free throw and collapsed to the court.

An All-Star starter, Cousins was in the middle of a stellar season. The 27-year-old center was averaging 25.4 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 blocks per game, while hitting 46.9 percent of his shots from the field. He also carried a PER of 23.15.

While obviously everyone’s thoughts are with Cousins as he faces a long road to recovery, the Pelicans have to be reeling from this development. New Orleans is currently sixth in the Western Conference with a 27-21 record, but their hold on a playoff spot just took an enormous hit.

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