Doug Gottlieb: “DeMarcus Cousins is BUYER’S BEWARE. Cousins has now suffered in sequential order a torn Achilles tendon, a ruptured quad muscle, and now a torn ACL… Kevin Durant has broken his foot, has had multiple calf injuries, and has now torn his Achilles tendon. What’s next to go?? Ask any kinesiologist and they would have said ‘oh yea, you tore your ACL? You probably had an imbalance and that’s why you tore your Achilles tendon, then they fixed the Achilles and that’s so well put together that it puts pressure on other parts of your body, and that’s why the quad went and that’s why the ACL went.'... Guys don’t just suddenly get hurt; they have an injury history when they tear their Achilles tendon. Durant is on the wrong side of 30, he’s coming off a huge Achilles tendon tear, we don’t know if he’ll be back at that same form, and even if he gets back to that same form, will he be able to stay healthy when so many others AREN’T after suffering the same injury?” (FULL Audio at Bottom of Page).
At one time, the 29-year-old, six-time All-Star was one of the NBA’s best players but chronic injuries have put the future of his career in dire straits.
Gottlieb says the fallout from Cousins’ ACL tear could spark fear across the league, especially from the Brooklyn Nets, as their new superstar Kevin Durant rehabs from a torn Achilles tendon.
Check out the audio or video below as Gottlieb can only worry about the parallels between the careers of Durant and Cousins, and he details why Cousins may have triggered a new trend of BUYER’S BEWARE for players with a history of lower leg soft tissue injuries.