On Thursday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Los Angeles Lakers centre DeMarcus Cousins suffered a "possible knee injury" in a workout in Las Vegas earlier this week that required him to leave the court.
A few hours later, Shams Charania of The Athletic added that the four-time All-Star has suffered a torn ACL, likely meaning that he will miss the entire 2019-20 season.
When the news broke, a number of NBA players took to Twitter to wish Cousins a speedy recovery.
Damn... https://t.co/8Tm4eOCyWz- Tyler Ennis (@TylerEnnis) August 15, 2019
Hate when other athletes get injured 😪😪 https://t.co/kOKiPkuMHy- Langston Galloway (@LangGalloway10) August 15, 2019
🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 https://t.co/5vREl0nBkV- Langston Galloway (@LangGalloway10) August 15, 2019
🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @boogiecousins- Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 15, 2019
Praying for my brother @boogiecousins 🙏🏾🏁- Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 15, 2019
Praying for my guy @boogiecousins 🙏🏽- Ray McCallum (@RayMac3) August 15, 2019
Bruh That's Crazy Smh Speedy Recovery Big Bro 🙏🏾 @boogiecousins- Isaiah Whitehead (@isaiahwhitehead) August 15, 2019
Damn man. Praying for You my brother @boogiecousins- Wayne Ellington (@WayneEllington) August 15, 2019
Wow! Praying for the Big Fella @boogiecousins! Get well my dude. I'm lost for words! Man can't catch a break for nothing! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾- Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 15, 2019
Damn come back stronger ✊🏻✊🏻#nothingisimpossible #0doubt https://t.co/OKBL05EXti- Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) August 15, 2019
fast recovery!!! 🙏🙏 @boogiecousins- Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) August 15, 2019
🙏🏽 for my guy @boogiecousins!!! This man was working is butt off ... Keep your head up my G!- Jared Dudley (@JaredDudley619) August 15, 2019
🙏🏾 up for my big homie @boogiecousins !!!! Damn I hated to hear that 😔- Garrett Temple (@GTemp17) August 16, 2019
My heart hurts for Demarcus...get healthy soon!! A string of awful events but your story isnt over yet 🙏🏼🙏🏼- Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) August 16, 2019