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Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffers torn ACL in Las Vegas workout - reports

Friday 16 August 2019 06:36, UK

DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors drives to the basket against Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on April 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn ACL in his knee during a workout in Las Vegas, according to reports.

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The severity of the injury was first reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic on Thursday.

If confirmed, the four-time All-Star's entire 2019-20 season is in jeopardy.

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Cousins, 29, signed a one-year deal with the Lakers in free agency after a season with the Golden State Warriors. He was coming off of a torn Achilles and missed the first half of the 2018-19 season.

Cousins was injured when he bumped knees with another player while working out on Monday, ESPN reported.

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In nine NBA seasons, Cousins has averaged 21.2 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.

Joining the Lakers on a $3.5m deal reunited Cousins with former New Orleans Pelicans team-mate Anthony Davis.

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Cousins missed several weeks during the 2019 NBA playoffs with a quadriceps injury.

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