Report: DeMarcus Cousins suffers torn ACL
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Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL in his knee, according to a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic.
The Lakers big man suffered the injury while working out in Las Vegas on Monday. According to Charania and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Cousins was scheduled for additional tests on his knee today to diagnose the injury. The tests are expected to reveal a torn ACL, according to Charania. Wojnarowski was first to report the injury.
Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a possible knee injury and will undergo further testing today in Los Angeles, league sources tell ESPN. Cousins was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he had to leave the court, sources said. He signed a one-year deal in July.
DeMarcus Cousins — a four-time NBA All-Star — will undergo final tests that are expected to confirm the torn ACL diagnosis, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. https://twitter.com/ShamsCharania/status/1162044401746681856 …
Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL in his knee, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Lakers after playing a season for the Golden State Warriors in 2018-19. He averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 regular-season games for the Warriors after returning from an Achilles injury.
Cousins later suffered a torn left quadriceps in the first round of the playoffs, but returned to action in the NBA Finals.
His injury would thin a remade Lakers frontcourt that features All-Star big man Anthony Davis, who played with Cousins in New Orleans and was acquired this summer. Aside from Cousins and Davis, the only other true center on the Lakers is JaVale McGee, who re-signed with Los Angeles this summer.
A four-time All-Star (2015-18), Cousins has played in 565 career games (543 starts) for Sacramento, New Orleans, and Golden State, averaging 21.2 points (.461 FG%), 10.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.2 blocks per game. The two-time All-NBA Second Team selection (2015-16) helped Team USA win a gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games and was voted to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2011.
He turned 29 years old on Aug. 13 earlier this week.