After news of a possible knee injury surfaced earlier today, tests have now confirmed Cousins suffered a torn ACL. The injury occurred during a workout in Las Vegas, resulting in Cousins leaving the workout early.
When the Los Angelous Lakers signed Boogie Cousins to a one-year deal this off-season, they never expected this.
The Lakers big man was poised to have a great year, coming into the season losing weight and looking healthier than ever, hopeful to help the Lakers win an NBA championship. Now, Cousins will be rehabbing for the next 6-8 months.
The injury bug has stuck to Cousins like glue and is a reason why so many teams have passed on him the last few years. Cousins has not played more than 75 games since his rookie season in 2010-2011 and has battled through injuries ever since. Cousins suffered a quad injury during the first round of the playoffs and didn’t return until the NBA finals, where the Warriors lost to the Toronto Raptors in six games.
Cousins is a four-time All-Star and two-time All-NBA selection, where he has averaged 27.0 points and 12.9 rebounds a game, at times in his career. The injury to Cousins now leaves the Lakers with JaVale McGee and Jared Dudley to see additional playing time, along with the Lakers new All-Star forward, Anthony Davis.