Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said Friday night he plans to have platelet rich therapy on his feet after the season. It’s a procedure several athletes have used to speed up recovery from injuries.
Recovery from the procedure is up to six weeks.
The All-Star center has been bothered by tendinitis is both his feet this season and had foot and ankle problems each of the last two seasons.
“That’s why you see me walking up and down funny,” Cousins said. “Hopefully this procedure goes well and I can start preparing for Team USA.”
Cousins is averaging 27.1 points and 11.6 rebounds this season. He is the only player who is in the top five in both categories this season.
Cousins has had a goal of playing in the Olympics this year after playing for Team USA in the FIBA World Championships in 2014.
Though stars who skipped the World Championships like Carmelo Anthony plan to play in the Olympics, Anthony Davis is already out after having surgery that will sideline him three to four months, so Cousins’ chances of making the team remain good.
Team USA begins practicing in July.