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Warriors Issue Major Injury Update For DeMarcus Cousins

A closeup of DeMarcus Cousins looking up during a game.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 08: DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors during the second half of the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 08, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Warriors defeated the Suns 117-107. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Golden State Warriors have been without center DeMarcus Cousins for much of the NBA Playoffs. Cousins tore his left quadriceps muscle in the first-round series against the Los Angeles Clippers on April 16.

Despite the severity of the injury, Cousins has been making steady progress over the last few weeks. Last week, the Warriors announced that he could potentially return at some point during the upcoming NBA Finals.

Today, Warriors head coach Steve Kerr issued another major update. Cousins is "making progress" according to Kerr, and is officially questionable for Thursday's Game 1.

Things are trending well for Cousins, but Kerr admits he is wary of how the big man will be able to get acclimated if and when he returns to the court.

Today, Cousins participated in a scrimmage with non-starters during practice. Kerr said he has scrimmaged twice.

In addition to updating Cousins' recovery, Kerr officially ruled out Kevin Durant for Game 1. Durant has not played since Game 5 of the second-round series against the Houston Rockets.

Game 1 of the 2019 NBA Finals between the Warriors and Toronto Raptors is set for Thursday evening.