Report: Sacramento Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins feeling better after injury scare

Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins at 2014 Team USA Training Camp in Vegas. (Photo: Jonathan Santiago)

DeMarcus Cousins is feeling a lot better today than he did two days ago.  The Sacramento Kings center updated media in Chicago yesterday on his health after hurting his right knee during USA Basketball practice on Thursday.

“It’s better than (Thursday), so that’s a good sign,” Cousins said to ESPN.com. “Just gradually trying to get through the pain. It’s going to be a process. As the days go on it should get better.”

According to ESPN.com, the Sacramento Kings big man wore a compression sleeve over his injured leg and worked out under cautious supervision during practice on Friday.  Cousins will not play tonight when USA takes on Brazil in a friendly exhibition at the United Center.

The Sacramento Kings starting center suffered a knee-to-knee collision during the scrimmage portion of Thursday’s practice.  Cousins had to be helped off the court by USA Basketball training staff, but was able to leave the gym without any assistance following practice.  As a precautionary measure, the Sacramento Kings big man underwent an MRI which revealed no structural damage to his right knee.

“It was a scary thing of course,” Cousins said to ESPN.com. “Speaking from some of the things that happened early on. It’s basketball so things happen but luckily enough it wasn’t anything too severe. I’ll be back in a few days.”

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Jonathan Santiago serves Cowbell Kingdom as senior editor specializing in writing, podcasting and video production. He also handles the majority of CK’s day-to-day beat coverage of the Kings.