Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins to undergo medical procedures before Olympics
Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said Friday he will undergo medical procedures this off-season to address injuries ahead of the Rio Olympics.
Cousins made the comments after Kings’ win over the Suns.
“I have some decisions to make before the end of the season. I’ve got to get some procedures done on my body -- on my feet, we’ll see,” Cousins said. “I’ve been playing with tendonitis in my feet all season. That’s why you see me walking up and down funny. Hopefully this procedure goes well and I can start preparing for Team USA.”
Cousins told reporters he is planning to undergo Platelet Rich Therapy on his feet, and potentially shockwave therapy as well. The recovery for the procedure is normally four to six weeks.
The Olympics begin on Aug. 5. There are currently 31 players who have been invited to compete for a roster spot.
Cousins is averaging 27.1 points and 11.6 rebounds per game for the Kings this season.