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Lakers' DeMarcus Cousins Believed to Have Suffered Torn ACL During Workout in Las Vegas

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 13:  DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors reacts against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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It's all over before it even began.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed DeMarcus Cousins after the big man enduring a trying season with the Golden State Warriors during which he was recovering from a ruptured Achilles the year prior.

Now, after reports emerged he suffered a knee injury during a workout in Las Vegas, it's been confirmed Cousins has a torn ACL, which will likely keep him out for the entire 2019-2020 season.

He'll undergo further tests to officially confirm the injury.

This is devastating news for everyone involved. Cousins has now suffered a third drastic injury within 18 months (ruptured Achilles at the end of the 2017-2018 season, torn quad during the 2018-2019 playoffs, and now this) and the Lakers are without the star big man they were hoping to pair with Anthony Davis.

His career has taken a terrible turn after an incredible, Hall-of-Fame-like start, and now the road to recovery for the big man will be as arduous as ever.