In a social media post, Cousins wrote:
“No lie this s— sucks! I’ve never experienced an injury of this magnitude in my life, but with that being said nothing I’ve earned has ever come easy for me either! I’ve only gotten it the hard way and I don’t expect things to change for me now. I’ll overcome this as well and continue to prove. I want to thank everyone for all the love, prayers and positive energy sent my way. You are greatly appreciated! I’m also asking my supporters to join me on this journey back to playing the game I love. See you soon … “
Cousins will miss the rest of the season with the fully ruptured left Achilles.
Before he was injured, Cousins was averaging 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. According to ESPN Stats & Information, over the past 50 seasons, only four players averaged those numbers for an entire season — and all four were named MVP.