Cousins went down in the first two minutes of the scrimmage and had to be helped off the court. It was not immediately clear how serious the injury was.
Team USA's front line is already thin: All-Stars Blake Griffin and Kevin Love pulled out shortly before training camp, projected starter Paul George suffered a traumatic leg injury during an intrasquad scrimmage in Las Vegas, and league MVP Kevin Durant withdrew from the team citing exhaustion.
It was previously reported that the second-year Plumlee was likely to make the team over Cousins, though after George's injury and Durant's withdrawal, Cousins was more likely to make the team.
Following Durant's withdrawal, Team USA added Rudy Gay, who can play power forward in small lineups, to the roster.
- Alex Hampl