Cousins shot; won't need surgery

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Oklahoma guard Isaiah Cousins is expected to recover after he was struck by a stray bullet in his hometown of Mount Vernon, New York, Sooners coach Lon Kruger said in a statement.

Mount Vernon Police Deputy Commissioner Richard Burke said Cousins was walking with friends Tuesday when he was hit by a bullet from an exchange of gunfire a street away.

Kruger said in the statement that Cousins was struck in the back of the shoulder but that he won't need surgery. Kruger also said neither Cousins nor his friends were the intended targets and that Cousins was apparently in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Oklahoma released Kruger's statement on the incident through its men's basketball Twitter account Wednesday.

Statement from @LonKruger on #Sooners guard Isaiah Cousins, who was hit by errant bullet in New York last night:

- Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) May 28, 2014Cousins started all 33 games for the Sooners last season and averaged 11 points.

Kruger said Cousins will join the team for summer activities in June.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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