NBA: DeMarcus cousins falls for months after cruciate ligament rupture
For basketball star DeMarcus Cousins, the season could be over in the North American basketball league NBA before it starts in October. The center of the Los Angeles Lakers has suffered a cruciate ligament rupture and is expected to fail in the upcoming season. The confirmed cousin agent Jeff Schwartz the sports channel "ESPN".
Cousins, who joined the Lakers in July from the Golden State Warriors, reportedly suffered the injury on Monday during a training session in Las Vegas. Lakers team doctors confirmed on Thursday that the center has torn the left cruciate ligament.
Third injury in one and a half years
For cousins, it's the third serious left leg injury in the past year and a half. In January 2018, he fell out after an Achilles tendon rupture already for the rest of that season. About four months ago, the 29-year-old had contracted a muscle tear in his left thigh.
The 2019/2020 season could have been a big season for cousins, had he been able to position himself in the Lakers with superstar LeBron James after the injury-related financial setbacks for a sizeable contract. Instead, it is even unclear whether Cousins will face the Lakers on the court given his background and months of rehabilitation.