(WVUE) - New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins is recovering after undergoing successful surgery, Wednesday, to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon, according to a team spokesperson. Cousins was injured late in Friday's 115-113 home win against the Houston Rockets.
The surgery was performed in Los Angeles, CA by Dr. Richard Ferkel, MD of the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. "DeMarcus' surgery went very well," stated Dr. Ferkel. "I expect he will have a full recovery and be able to return to basketball after an intensive rehabilitation program."
Cousins will miss the rest of the 2017-18 season as he recovers.
Prior to the injury, Cousins averaged 25.2 points, 12.9 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.6 steals and 36.2 minutes per game. This season, he appeared in 48 games, all as a starter.