DeMarcus Cousins Suffers Torn ACL

Update #2, 5:25 pm: There is no timetable yet for Cousins’ recovery from a torn ACL but his availability in 2019-20 is in question. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN writes that physicians have confirmed the torn ACL diagnosis. Cousins sustained the injury in his left leg, the same leg that his quad and Achilles injuries were on.

Update #1, 12:58 pm: DeMarcus Cousins has suffered a torn ACL, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. The big man is expected to undergo further medical tests to confirm the diagnosis.

A long two years may get slightly longer for DeMarcus Cousins, one of the latest additions to an already formidable Los Angeles Lakers team. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the big man has potentially suffered a knee injury.

Cousins was scrimmaging in Las Vegas on Monday when he was forced to leave the court. He’ll undergo further testing in Los Angeles today to reveal more about the potential setback.

After injuring his Achilles in January of 2018 and eventually rehabilitating with the Golden State Warriors over the course of the 2018-19 season, Cousins suffered a partial quad tear during the 2019 NBA postseason.

Cousins was able to return to action for the Warriors before the end of the playoffs but stood to benefit from a full offseason of rehabilitation and workouts.

Uncertainty about Cousins’ health no doubt contributed to the lack of market awaiting him in free agency this summer. Eventually, Cousins inked a one-year, $3.5 million deal to suit up alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis in Los Angeles.