DeMarcus Cousins: Los Angeles Lakers center suffers torn ACL

 eu.usatoday.com  08/15/2019 21:09:08   Lila Bromberg and Jeff Zillgitt

Four-time NBA All-Star DeMarcus Cousins, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer, has suffered�a torn left ACL.

Cousins' agency, Excel Sports, confirmed to USA TODAY that the center underwent tests Thursday to confirm the diagnosis and will need surgery.�The 29-year-old suffered the injury while working out in Las Vegas on Monday, according to ESPN.

Cousins has dealt with a string of injuries in recent years. He missed much of last season with the Golden State Warriors recovering from an Achilles�tear he suffered in January 2018 while with the New Orleans Pelicans. He then missed several weeks with a quad�injury during the Warriors' 2019 playoff run.

In 30 regular-season games with the Warriors, he averaged 16.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 blocks.

Cousins signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with Los Angeles in July, joining forces�with LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Though his health has been up and down, fans were hopeful Cousins and Davis would make a monster pairing in the frontcourt.�

Now it seems those expectations�will have to wait as the Lakers may be without one of those pieces for most, if not all, of the 2019-20 season.

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