MRI reveals no structural damage in DeMarcus Cousins' right knee

Friday August 15th, 2014

An MRI revealed that DeMarcus Cousins, who was injured in Team USA's scrimmage on Thursday, has no structural damage in his right knee, according to Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears.

The injury to the Kings center occurred in the team's first practice since Paul George broke his leg two weeks ago.

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Cousins, who turned 24 on Wednesday, injured the knee when he got mixed up with two other players going for a loose ball. He did not speak to the media after practice.

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski did not rule Cousins out for Saturday's exhibition game against Brazil, but USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo "expressed doubts," Spears reports.

"I talked to him on the way out. I think he will be OK," Kings teammate Rudy Gay told Spears. "I hope he is just being a drama queen. ... I think he will be fine.

"I've never seen him go down and stay down. I think in the back of his head ... everybody is thinking about what happened before [with George]. I think he will be OK."

- Chris Mascaro

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