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Oklahoma basketball: Isaiah Cousins doing limited basketball work, waiting for shoulder to finish healing

OU trainer Alex Brown said Isaiah Cousins could be fully cleared in a week or less barring a setback.
by Ryan Aber Published: June 16, 2014

Right now, it’s just a matter of waiting for Cousins to complete the healing process.

“There’s not a lot of rehab to do with that (injury),” Brown said. “We just want Mother Nature to kind of do her thing. The hard part is just the sitting and not being able to do everything he’d like to be doing at the moment.”

Brown said Cousins could be fully cleared in a week or less barring a setback.

“We’re getting close to that point,” Brown said.

Cousins averaged 11 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.1 assists for the Sooners as a sophomore last season, starting every game.

As the year went on, Cousins became an even bigger contributor.

He averaged 14.4 points in the last five games and scored 17 or more points in five of the last 10. Cousins also was one of the Sooners’ best perimeter defenders.

While Cousins doesn’t want to talk much about the incident, Sooners assistant coach Lew Hill, who is also from Mount Vernon, said the junior-to-be knows how fortunate he was to escape with only minor injuries.

“He understands,” Hill told the site. “The first thing he said to me is, ‘I was lucky.’ That was our conversation on the phone. I said, ‘Yeah, you were real lucky. A few inches to the right or a few inches down or up, we’re having a different conversation.”

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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