DeMarcus Cousins Has Played Through Foot Tendonitis All Season

by March 26, 2016

DeMarcus Cousins has been dealing with an under-reported foot injury all season long, and the big man says he’ll have to undergo a procedure to alleviate his tendinitis.

Following Friday’s win against the Suns, Cousins said he’s been “walking up and down funny” and has some decisions to make regarding his health before he can commit to playing with Team USA in the Rio Olympics.

From CSN Bay Area:

“I have been preparing,” Cousins said when asked about Team USA following Friday’s win over the Phoenix Suns. “I have some decisions to make before the end of the season. I’ve got to get some procedures done on my body — on my feet, we’ll see.”


Cousins is in noticeable pain following games. He walks gingerly on his oversized feet, and it’s not without reason. At 6-11, 270-plus-pounds, Cousins’ lower legs take a beating this season. From an early season Achilles strain to multiple rolled ankles, Cousins has played in 61 games this season with 10 games remaining.


“I’ve been playing with tendinitis in my feet all season,” Cousins told a small gathering of reporters. “That’s why you see me walking up and down funny. Hopefully this procedure goes well and I can start preparing for Team USA.”