Earlier today we found out that Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a knee injury in training. Shortly afterwards, word came out that it might have been a torn ACL. Unfortunately, the test results don’t bode well for Cousins’ NBA future.
According to ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski via Cousins’ agent, Cousins did, in fact, suffer a torn ACL today. As a result, he is done for the 2019-20 season.
The injury reportedly occurred while Cousins was training in Las Vegas.
He was described as “bumping knees” with another player.
Test results are conclusive today in Los Angeles: Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn left ACL, agent Jeff Schwartz of @excelsm tells ESPN
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 15, 2019
Injuries have hindered Cousins greatly over the past few seasons.
In the 2017-18 season, an Achilles tear limited him to just 48 games with the New Orleans Pelicans.
He signed a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors last year, but could only play 30 regular season games after recovering from the Achilles tear before suffering a quad injury.
Cousins signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers back in July.
The former Kentucky star is a four-time NBA All-Star and has averaged 21.2 points and 10.8 rebounds in his nine NBA seasons.
He’s only 29 years old, but one has to wonder if the accumulation of injuries over the past few years has severely limited how much time he has left in the NBA.