A former Kentucky Wildcats star has suffered yet another unfortunate injury.
Los Angeles Lakers big man DeMarcus Cousins has torn his ACL. The former Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans center injured his knee during a recent workout in Las Vegas. Shortly after that injury was reported by Adrian Wojnarowski, Shams Charania reported first that the former Wildcat tore his ACL, leaving his status with the Lakers this coming season to essentially be hanging in the balance.
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.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 15, 2019
Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL in his knee, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 15, 2019
Cousins, of course, was already coming off of a debilitating Achilles injury that kept him out of action for nearly the entire 2018-19 NBA season. He was able to play through some of the NBA Playoffs, including the NBA Finals, where he averaged 7.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in eight games and five starts, while playing 16.6 minutes per game.
We wish Cousins nothing but the best in his recovery process, as this is another in an unfortunately growing line of knee and leg injuries that he’s suffered recently.