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TMZ Releases Video of Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins Tearing ACL During Workout

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 15, 2019

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins against the Denver Nuggets during an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, April 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Jeff Chiu/Associated Press

Video footage has been released from DeMarcus Cousins' workout that resulted in the four-time All-Star tearing his ACL. 

Per TMZ Sports, Cousins appears to suffer the injury while driving to the basket and making contact with another player:

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski first reported Cousins' injury, later getting confirmation from the veteran center's agent, Jeff Schwartz, that he was diagnosed with a torn ACL. 

Wojnarowski added a timeline hasn't been set for Cousins to undergo surgery, nor is there any indication whether he will miss the entire 2019-20 season. 

The Lakers gambled on Cousins returning to his All-Star form when they signed him to a one-year deal last month. He is coming off a difficult season with the Golden State Warriors that got off to a delayed start while he was rehabbing from a ruptured Achilles. 

In 30 games with the Warriors, Cousins averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per contest. The Alabama native recorded his first playoff double-double in Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors with 11 points and 10 rebounds.