The center of the Golden State Warriors DeMarkus Brothers has torn left quadriceps, is indefinitely and will immediately begin rehabilitation, the team said on Tuesday.
MFA confirmed tear Tuesday morning, the team said. The team said it would provide upgrades for cousins "as appropriate".
The non-contact injury to the cousin occurred during a loose ball with a residual of 8:30 in the first quarter of Monday 135-131 loss to Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their playoff series.
He was thrown out of the climber crossing by Danilo Galinari. As cousins tried to chase the ball, it fell to the floor. He tried to get up and continue to go, but once he got up, he immediately called to be taken out of the game. Then, the trash returned to the locker in the warriors with team medical staff.
Relatives returned in January after missing the entire year of the game with a tattered left Achilles tendon suffered last season when playing for New Orleans. He signed a one-year contract with the Warriors, expecting a healthy return to play will catapult him again on the free agent market this summer.
Game 3 of the series, which is tied to 1-1, is on Thursday night in Los Angeles.
"I know it's frustrating for him. I've done something like that, I hurt myself, I come back, and then I get hurt again, so I know how frustrating it is," says Kenon Loney. "He is an elastic guy, before that he was in trouble and I know he will go back. His spirit is probably low, but he is a fierce man and will return better than ever."
Louny took another few minutes with a calf injury and scored 19 points in career, while he made all six blows in 19 minutes. Kerry is likely to use a combination of the presence of blockbusters, Andrew Bogut and Lions, who go forward after the match.
The signing of Bogut last month for a second franchise stay means much more now. Coach Warrior Steve Kerr called him "insurance policy," and Bogut, who played at home in Australia, took most of his chances. He had nine rebounds, three points and a blocked shot in 16 minutes on Monday.
He played the 2015 Warriors' championship team and the team of 73 wins in the next season, who lost in the NBA's 7 game finals to LeBron James and Cavaliers.
The overall draft number 1 in 2005 from Utah, Bogut is open to any role Kerry chooses for him, which he could now begin.
"Obviously, there will be more minutes," he said after the match. "I will still be dependent on matching, but I expect most likely to start with games, playing the first three or four minutes and then getting out."
"Just what they did. They played an amazing last part of the regular season and these first two games," said Kari. "… It may look a little differently in view of the skill and talent and the level that Bugi can bring when he is healthy".
The Associated Press contributed to this report.