Cousins injured at Team USA practice, MRI coming

Cousins injured at Team USA practice, MRI coming
August 14, 2014, 12:00 pm
Share This Post

DeMarcus Cousins is competing with fellow big men Anthony Davis, Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried and Mason Plumlee for a spot on the roster. (AP)

Programming note: For all the day’s sports news, tune in to SportsNet Central tonight and every night at 6, 10:30 p.m. and midnight on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

UPDATE (2:30) -- DeMarcus Cousins took to social media to let his followers know that he is "fine."

***

CHICAGO -- DeMarcus Cousins has injured his right knee while practicing with the U.S. national team.

The Sacramento Kings center was hurt when he got tangled with Anthony Davis when both big men hit the floor going after a loose ball during a scrimmage toward the end of Thursday's practice. Cousins had to be helped off the court.

[RELATED: Gay on Cousins: 'I hope he's just being a drama queen']

Jerry Colangelo, the managing director of USA Basketball, says Cousins was going to have an MRI and probably wouldn't play for the next couple of days.

It was the Americans' first workout since Paul George broke his right leg in a gruesome injury that occurred during an intrasquad scrimmage on Aug. 1 in Las Vegas.

The U.S. hosts Brazil in an exhibition at the United Center on Saturday night.

 

More Team Talk