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Viral meningitis sidelines DeMarcus Cousins

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) goes to the basket as he’s defended by Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic (44) and forward Taj Gibson (22) during the first half at Sleep Train Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.
Kings center DeMarcus Cousins (15) goes to the basket as he’s defended by Chicago forward Nikola Mirotic (44) and forward Taj Gibson (22) during the first half at Sleep Train Arena on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. hamezcua@sacbee.com

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins remains out of the lineup with viral meningitis. He’s missed the last five games with what was first deemed a virus and then a viral infection.

Cousins was hospitalized last Tuesday evening for rest and observation and released Wednesday. The Kings are listing Cousins as day-to-day, but plan to update his status after consulting with doctors today.

Cousins continues to be bothered by headaches, a symptom of viral meningitis. Cousins tried to play last Tuesday before headaches forced him to skip the game and go to the hospital.

Kings coach Michael Malone said after Saturday night’s loss to Orlando that he did not expect to have Cousins for Monday’s game against Utah.

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