DeMarcus Cousins reflects on injury issues: “To the hell and back”

DeMarcus Cousins
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DeMarcus Cousins stated that he is finally healthy and ready to return to action, after three seasons full of serious injury issues.

Cousins described his brutal journey full of injuries, as he was limited to just 78 games in the last three seasons of his career. This offseason, the multi-time All-Star signed with the Houston Rockets hoping for a fresh start.

(via USA Today Sports):

“To hell and back … I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you the task was tough, but now I think I’m built for it. I took it in stride,” Cousins told reporters.

“I just fought through. I willed my way through. I learned a lot about myself, just life in general, even though it was a tough time in my life. … I think I’ve grown in a lot of areas of my life. I know everybody’s story is different. This just happens to be mine. So, you know, I’m going to roll with the punches.”

The veteran center is feeling pretty healthy, after more than a year of rehabilitation. After tearing the ACL in his left knee the previous offseason, Cousins did not play a single game in the 2019/2020 campaign.

“My body is in a great place, my mind is in a great place, and I’m just ready to get back on the floor and play basketball, play the game I love,” the Rockets’ big said.