Kings' Cousins plans to undergo foot procedures prior to Olympics
"I’ve been playing with tendinitis in my feet all season," Cousins told CSN's James Ham. "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 intends on receiving Platelet Rich Therapy (PRP) as well as shockwave therapy in hopes of relieving the pain in his feet. The recovery time for PRP is normally four to six weeks, giving Cousins ample time to compete for a spot on the national team roster.
Despite being hampered with injuries, Cousins has put together a monster season for the Kings averaging 27.1 points, 11.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.5 steals, and 1.4 blocks in 2015-16.
The Kentucky product last played for Team USA during the 2014 World Cup, winning gold behind averages of 9.8 points and 5.7 rebounds on 70.8 percent shooting.