Injuries Continue to Mount for Lakers’ DeMarcus Cousins, Tears ACL
Unbelievably sad news came out of Los Angeles yesterday as Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has sustained his third major leg injury in the past 19 months.
The first injury came while Cousins was a member of the New Orleans Pelicans when he tore his achilles. He then tore his quadricep muscle in this past year’s playoffs. Now, Cousins has been diagnosed with a torn ACL after colliding knee-on-knee during a man’s rec league game on Thursday afternoon.
“He’s gone dark, you can’t get ahold of him”, @MarcJSpearsESPN on Demarcus Cousin right now
Definitely feeling for Boogie, hoping he can come back sooner rather than later?
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) August 16, 2019
Obviously, not dealing with his latest injury well, Cousins was expected to sign a massive long-term contract following another monstrous NBA season while a member with the Pelicans. Now, after sustaining his third serious leg injury, all hope of Cousins returning to past form and on top of that, being trusted to maintain that form has all been dashed away.
“One of my goals coming into this season was for DeMarcus to destroy everybody and come back and show how great of a player he is and get what I think he deserves. I’m really at a loss for words about it. It’s one that really hurt me for sure,” former teammate Draymond Green told Marc Spears of The Undefeated.
Incredibly sad news and we hope Cousins returns stronger and healthier than ever. Initial reports suggest the 29 year old big man may miss the entirety of the 2019-20 season.