Sources: Lakers’ Cousins has serious knee injury

Sources: Lakers' Cousins has serious knee injury

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins has managed a serious knee injury, league sources told ESPN on Thursday.

The initial fear is that Cousins has a torn ACL, but nothing can’t be said surely until he undergoes further tests in Los Angeles on Thursday, sources told ESPN.

Cousins, a four-time All-Star, is expected to see Lakers team physicians, sources said.

Cousins, 29, was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he had to leave the court after what one source explained as “bumping knees” with another player.

He suffered an Achilles tendon tear while playing for New Orleans during the 2017-18 season, and he missed several weeks with Golden State last season with a quadriceps injury.

Cousins, who has averaged 21.2 points and 10.9 rebounds over his nine NBA seasons, signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers in July. He’s part of a Lakers team expected to be among the NBA’s elite this season.


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