Basketball: Cousins hurt in Team USA training

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Aug 15 2014 12:16 PM | Updated as of Aug 15 2014 08:31 PM

CHICAGO - USA Basketball got another injury scare on Thursday, but said Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins suffered only a minor knee injury colliding with a teammate.

Cousins banged his right knee when he tangled with Anthony Davis as they battled for a loose ball under the basket.

It was the first Team USA practice since Indiana Pacers star Paul George suffered a compound fracture of his lower right leg in a practice game in preparation for the Basketball World Cup on August 1.

George, who required surgery, could miss all of the 2014-15 NBA season.

Fortunately, an MRI exam showed "no structural damage" to Cousins's knee, USA Basketball said in a statement.

Although Cousins is listed as "day-to-day," Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo said Cousins will not play in Saturday's exhibition game against Brazil at the United Center.

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