After making it back in time for the playoffs with the Golden State Warriors after a whole year of rehab, DeMarcus Cousins suffered a major setback by injuring his quad on the first game back. Luckily, he worked hard and made it back on the court in time for the NBA Finals, but it may have been too late by then.
This offseason, he signed with the Los Angeles Lakers to try to work back into shape and a dominant force in the league and score a major contract in the summer, but bad luck has struck again. According to Shams Charania, Boogie now has a torn ACL.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 15, 2019
This means he will be out for roughly six to nine months before he can assume action. At best, we could be back by the end of the season, but most likely, it might not be until the playoffs until we see Cousins on the court again.
It’s a tough break for Boogie, who has been trying to find a place in the league and with a team since his time in New Orleans.
Pray for DeMarcus. We hope he gets well soon.
UPDATE: As per his agent Jeff Schwartz, Boogie has indeed torn an ACL to the left knee, the same knee he injured in January of 2018. There is no timetable for surgery but they fear he could miss the entire season.
Also, the injury happened when he bumped knees with another player during a workout.
Praying for my brother @boogiecousins 🙏🏾🏁
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 15, 2019
Wow! Praying for the Big Fella @boogiecousins! Get well my dude. I’m lost for words! Man can’t catch a break for nothing! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 15, 2019
— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 15, 2019